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Intoxicating Manchuria : Alcohol, Opium, and Culture in China's Northeast

Author: Norman Smith, (Associate Professor)
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, 2012.
Series: Contemporary Chinese studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how alcohol, opium, and addiction were portrayed in the culture of China's Northeast during the first half of the twentieth century.

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Smith, Norman.
Intoxicating Manchuria : Alcohol, Opium, and Culture in China's Northeast.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Smith, (Associate Professor)
ISBN: 9780774824309 0774824301 9780774824286 077482428X
OCLC Number: 798415578
Language Note: Text chiefly in English. Includes a glossary that presents Chinese terms used in the text first in romanized form, then in Chinese characters followed by a 3rd column with the English meaning of the term.
Awards: Winner of Gourmand Best Drink History Book (Canada-English), Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2013
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Alcohol and opium in China --
Manchurian context --
Evaluating alcohol --
Selling slcohol, selling modernity --
Writing intoxicant consumption --
The hostess scare --
Reasoning addiction, taking the cures --
The opium monopoly's "interesting discussion" --
Conclusion --
Glossary.
Series Title: Contemporary Chinese studies.
Responsibility: Norman Smith.
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"This is an extremely important book. Norman Smith makes major contributions both to the larger literature on global narcotics use, as well as to the study of the Manchukuo period of Asian history. Read more...

 
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