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The Different Lives of Southeast Asia’s Opium Monopolies

Diana S. Kim

in Empires of Vice: The Rise of Opium Prohibition across Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691172408
eISBN:
9780691199696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172408.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter surveys the opium monopolies of Southeast Asia from the 1890s to the 1940s. It lays out differences in regulatory reforms for restricting opium sales and popular consumption. The chapter ... More


Colonial Legacies

Diana S. Kim

in Empires of Vice: The Rise of Opium Prohibition across Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691172408
eISBN:
9780691199696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172408.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces the lasting legacies of the opium monopolies. It links the infrastructures they established for restricting opium's commercial life to the region's post-World War II illicit opium ... More


Empires of Vice: The Rise of Opium Prohibition across Southeast Asia

Diana S. Kim

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691172408
eISBN:
9780691199696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172408.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the late nineteenth century, opium was integral to European colonial rule in Southeast Asia. The taxation of opium was a major source of revenue for British and French colonizers, who also ... More


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