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Introduction: Opium’s History in China

Timothy Brook and Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi

in Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the opium trade's political and economic effects. It employs the term regime to signify a system in which an authority declares its right to control certain practices and ... More


Drugs, Taxes, and Chinese Capitalism in Southeast Asia

Carl A. Trocki

in Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0027
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter demonstrates how much the development of Singapore, the most important opium trading post between India and China, hinged on Chinese economic networks. It explains that opium in ... More


Opium in Xinjiang and Beyond 

David Bello

in Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0031
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the networks by which Muslim traders brought opium to China across the northwest border. It shows that before 1839, the Qing drug problem was not solely or even mainly a ... More


Opium and Collaboration in Central China, 1938–1940

Timothy Brook

in Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0061
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter reconstructs the formation of the agencies of collaboration in central China in 1938 under the aegis of a state entity called the Reformed Government, through which Japan sought, among ... More


From Peril to Profit: Opium in Late-Edo to Meiji Eyes

Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi

in Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0021
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on nineteenth-century Japan. It notes that the Tokugawa and Meiji regimes, both before and after 1868, enjoyed almost total success at controlling opium within Japan's borders, ... More


All Goods are Dangerous Goods: Development, the Global Market, and Opium in the Helmand Valley, Afghanistan

James Tharin Bradford

in Poppies, Politics, and Power: Afghanistan and the Global History of Drugs and Diplomacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501738333
eISBN:
9781501738340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738333.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the impact of the Helmand Valley Development Project, the largest American investment project in Afghanistan prior to the Afghan-Soviet War, and the impact on the development ... More


The Merchant-Prince of Bombay

Jesse S. Palsetia

in Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy of Bombay: Partnership and Public Culture in Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199459216
eISBN:
9780199086337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199459216.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines Jejeebhoy’s economic rise from minor trader to merchant-prince of Bombay. It shows how Jejeebhoy entered into commercial collaboration with various parties including the ... More


The Opium War and the British Empire, 1839–1842

in From Frontier Policy to Foreign Policy: The Question of India and the Transformation of Geopolitics in Qing China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782241
eISBN:
9780804785389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782241.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the Opium War and the British empire during 1839–1842. New appreciation of the British as an empire contributed to the increased quantity of research conducted during the Opium ... More


Flagships of Imperialism: The P&O Company and the Politics of Empire From Its Origins to 1867

Freda Harcourt and Sarah Palmer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073939
eISBN:
9781781700761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073939.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book is a study on the history of the P&O shipping company, paying due attention to the context of nineteenth-century imperial politics that so significantly shaped the company's development. ... More


The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Rogerio Miguel Puga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

For more than four centuries, Macau was the center of Portuguese trade and culture on the South China Coast. Until the founding of Hong Kong and the opening of other ports in the 1840s, it was also ... More


The Compression of Space in Charles Dickens’s Little Dorrit

Ayşe Çelikkol

in Romances of Free Trade: British Literature, Laissez-Faire, and the Global Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199769001
eISBN:
9780199896943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769001.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Charles Dickens’s Little Dorrit (1855–1857) employs the vocabulary of debates on Sino-British commerce and especially the opium trade, topics that Dickens also addressed in his journalism. Through ... More


‘Money, Credit, and Strong Friends’: Warren Delano II and the Importance of Social Networking in the Old China Trade

Thomas H. Cox

in The Private Side of the Canton Trade, 1700-1840: Beyond the Companies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390939
eISBN:
9789888455171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390939.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

Warren Delano represents a typical trader who needed more than moral integrity to keep him away from the opium trade. Arriving in Canton for the first time in 1834, Delano was lured to China by a ... More


The “scramble for the use of Macau”1

Rogério Miguel Puga

in The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

Throughout the eighteenth century, British trade became dependent on opium. The trade was conducted by three entities, the Company as the regulator, private traders that sailed under the EIC license ... More


Nationalism, Identity, and State-Building: The Antidrug Crusade in the People’s Republic, 1949–1952

Zhou Yongming

in Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0069
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses that the negative wartime image of opium as a drug of conquest may have aided in inspiring political resolve and popular support that allowed the Communist Party to mount ... More


Global Integration

Jan Tore Klovland

in New Directions in Norwegian Maritime History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497360
eISBN:
9781786944481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497360.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This section analyses the impact of international economic integration on Norwegian maritime activity. It is divided into three segments. The first explores timber freight rates between 1757 and 1876 ... More


Gangs as Pseudo-government

Peng Wang

in The Chinese Mafia: Organized Crime, Corruption, and Extra-Legal Protection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198758402
eISBN:
9780191818349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758402.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 2 presents the history of Chinse organized crime in late imperial and modern China (1500–1949) with particular emphasis on the rise of the Shanghai Green Gang as a pseudo-government in the ... More


Divided Landscapes

Anoma Pieris

in Hidden Hands and Divided Landscapes: A Penal History of Singapore's Plural Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832216
eISBN:
9780824870157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832216.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the motivations behind specific plural political divisions, inscribed on the colonial landscape of the Straits Settlements, as providing the rationale for racial segregation ... More


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