Opium addiction in China during the closing decades of the Ch'ing dynasty afflicted all segments of society. From government officials to farmers, the population fell prey to the effects of the drug. Some provinces reported addiction rates as high as eighty percent.With the birth of Chinese nationalism, reformers -- missionaries who had witnessed the effects of opium on Chinese society, students who had studied abroad and returned to their native land with broader perspectives, families who had lost all through the addiction of a loved one, doctors who had firsthand knowledge that opium use le
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; ONE: Opium in China in the Late Nineteenth Century; TWO: Missionaries Organize to Oppose Opium; THREE: The Pro-Opium Forces and Government Investigations; FOUR: The Anti-Opium Lobby Comes of Age; FIVE: Success and Failures of Opium Suppression; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
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