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Fall of the God of Money Opium Smoking in Nineteenth-Century China

ISBN-10: 0742518035

ISBN-13: 9780742518032

Edition: 2002

Authors: Keith McMahon

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Description:

A cross-cultural study of opium in 19th-century China, this text explores early western observations of opium smoking, the formation of arguments for and against the legalization of opium and scenes of opium-smoking interactions in China.
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Book details

List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction to "Western Smoke"
A Short History of Opium Smoking in China
Westerners' Intercourse with China
Westerners on Opium and the Chinese
Zhang Changjia's Yanhua, "Opium Talk" (1878)
Eaten by Wild Dogs: Opium in Late Qing Fiction
"Why the Chinese Smoked Opium"
Yanhua, "Opium Talk," by Zhang Changjia of Jinshan County, Jiangsu Province
List of Characters
Bibliography
Index
About the Author