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Opium the poisoned poppy by Michael Robson

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Published by FormAsia in Hong Kong .
Written in English


  • Opium abuse -- China -- History,
  • Opium abuse -- India -- History,
  • China -- History -- Opium War, 1840-1842

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Edition Notes

Other titlesPoisoned poppy
StatementMichael Robson.
The Physical Object
Pagination80, [8] p. :
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13632514M

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This book is very informative and thought-provoking in its discussions of the substance over which the war was fought. Opium was an illegal narcotic in China from the 18th century onwards, and the Chinese state crackdown against it particularly intensified during the s.   Opium book. Read 17 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Vientiane, Laos is a sleepy post-colonial backwater, run by generals an /5. This book was highly informative on the history of opium and, while dense with information and statistics, still very readable. The main drawback is not really the fault of the book-- it was written in and therefore completely misses the rise of the prescription opioid epidemic in the U.S/5. If you were looking to visit Opium, please do select which bar you would like to join us at. Additional information about each bar can be found under bars and menus.. We are located up two flights of stairs and bookings are highly recommend although walk ins are also accepted on the evening.

The Opium Wars were two wars which were waged between the Great Qing and the British Government in the midth century, triggered by the British government's imposition of the opium trade upon China. The resulting concession of Hong Kong compromised China's territorial sovereignty. The clashes included the First Opium War (–), with the British naval forces, and the Second Opium War.   Britain and France waged a second Opium War against China from to China’s current leader, Xi Jinping, alludes to the era in his call for a “China Dream” of national rejuvenation. opium, substance derived by collecting and drying the milky juice in the unripe seed pods of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. Opium varies in color from yellow to dark brown and has a characteristic odor and a bitter taste. Its chief active principle is the alkaloid morphine, a narcotic. Known to mankind since prehistoric times, opium is arguably the oldest and most widely used narcotic. Opium: A History traces the drug's astounding impact on world culture-from its religious use by prehistoric peoples to its influence on the imaginations of the Romantic writers; from the earliest medical science to the Sino-British opium wars. And, in the present day, as the addict population Cited by:

One was a book published in called Opium Smoking in America and China. It was written by a New York doctor named H.H. Kane, who spent years researching the opium dens in Manhattan. It was the best book about opium smoking I found, until I wrote my own. Presents the history of opium, its significance to the world of medicine, the effects of opium on the mind and body, opium addiction and dependence, and opium abuse. Preview this book» What people are saying - Write a review. It is just ironic that opium use is one of the most detested acts, and yet the society seems to tolerate its existence. Moreover, China is being strongly associated with opium. The relationship of China and opium was explored by Zheng Yangwen’s book, “The Social Life of Opium in China”.   Opium: a history by Booth, Martin. Publication date Topics Opium abuse, Opium trade, Opium, Opioid-Related Disorders, Geschichte, Opium Publisher New York: St. Martin's Griffin Collection Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio) American :