Narcotic Culture: A History of Drugs in China

Narcotic Culture A History of Drugs in China To this day the perception persists that China was a civilization defeated by imperialist Britain s most desirable trade commodity opium a drug that turned the Chinese into cadaverous addicts in the

  • Title: Narcotic Culture: A History of Drugs in China
  • Author: Frank Dikötter Lars Peter Laamann ZhouXun
  • ISBN: 9780226149059
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Hardcover
  • To this day, the perception persists that China was a civilization defeated by imperialist Britain s most desirable trade commodity, opium a drug that turned the Chinese into cadaverous addicts in the grip of dependence Britain, in an effort to reverse the damage caused by opium addiction, launched its own version of a war on drugs, which lasted roughly 60 years, from 188To this day, the perception persists that China was a civilization defeated by imperialist Britain s most desirable trade commodity, opium a drug that turned the Chinese into cadaverous addicts in the grip of dependence Britain, in an effort to reverse the damage caused by opium addiction, launched its own version of a war on drugs, which lasted roughly 60 years, from 1880 to WWII the beginning of Chinese communism But, as Narcotic Culture shows, the real scandal in Chinese history wasn t the expansion of the drug trade by Britain in the early 19th century, but rather the failure of the British to grasp the consequences of prohibition In an historical reversal, Frank Dik tter, Lars Laamann Zhou Xun tell this different story of the relationship between opium the Chinese They reveal that opium actually had few harmful effects on either health or longevity in fact, it was prepared appreciated in highly complex rituals with inbuilt constraints preventing excessive use Opium was even used as a medicinal panacea in China before the availability of aspirin penicillin But as a result of the British effort to eradicate it, the Chinese turned from the relatively benign use of that drug to heroin, morphine, cocaine countless other psychoactive substances Narcotic Culture provides evidence that the transition from a tolerated opium culture to a system of prohibition produced a cure that was far worse than the disease Delving into a history of drugs their abuses, Narcotic Culture is part revisionist history of imperial 20th century Britain part portrait of the dangers of prohibition.AcknowledgementsConventionsIntroductionThe global spread of psychoactive substances c 1600 1900Opium before the Opium War c 1600 1840Opium for the people status, space consumption c 1840 1940The best possible sure shield Opium, disease epidemics c 1840 1940War on drugs prohibition the rise of narcophobia c 1880 1940Curing the addict prohibition detoxification c 1880 1940Pills powders the spread of semi synthetic opiates c 1900 40Needle lore the syringe in China c 1890 1950China s other drugs c 1900 50ConclusionBibliographyCharacter ListIndex

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    1. This is one of the best books I've ever found. We tend to think of our current prohibitionary culture as something that has always been this way, but in fact it is quite new to society. Prior to the 18th century, drugs (alcohol, marijuana, coca, opium, coffee, tea) were all used in a very natural state, and no one ever thought to try prohibiting any of them. The 18th & 19th centuries saw the use of these drugs spread across the entire globe. They were considered harmless and used in their ra [...]

    2. This book represents China as a case in point for the argument that modern anti-drug legislation amplifies the problems it ostensibly aims to cure. In China it was opium, an essentially benign drug, which was replaced by cocaine, morphine and heroin--themselves made more socially destructive by the practice of unhygenic injection replacing opium smoking (China being a 'smoking culture', that practice has been replaced by cigarettes, China being the world's biggest producer and consumer).The orie [...]

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