By Wakabayashi, Bob Tadashi; Brook, Timothy
Opium Regimes attracts on more than a few examine to teach that the opium exchange was once now not in basic terms a British operation, yet concerned chinese language retailers and nation brokers, and jap imperial brokers as well.
summary: Opium Regimes attracts on various learn to teach that the opium alternate used to be now not merely a British operation, yet concerned chinese language retailers and kingdom brokers, and jap imperial brokers in addition
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Extra resources for Opium regimes : China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952
The Chinese in occupied areas were not as quiescent as resistance propaganda liked to suggest. The powerfully negative wartime image of opium as a drug of conquest—however melodramatized by Guomindang propaganda—may have helped to inspire the political resolve and popular support that allowed the Communist Party to mount suppression campaigns in 1950 and 1952. This would bring the trade forcibly to an end within just a few years of the party’s assumption of state power. That process is the subject of the ﬁnal chapter in the volume.
16. Wang Jinxiang, Zhongguo jindu jianshi, pp. 52–54. Li’s letter is quoted in Lodwick, Crusaders against Opium, p. 24. The Qing gave permission to plant poppies in 1891; see Madancy, ‘‘Ambitious Interlude,’’ p. 122. 17. Harcourt, ‘‘Black Gold,’’ p. 14, table 3. 18. Liang-lin Hsiao, Foreign Trade Statistics, p. 52. 19. The history of international controls is sketched in Walker, Opium and Foreign Policy, pp. 14–19, 35–40; Lodwick, Crusaders against Opium, pp. 137–44; and Meyer and Parssinen, Webs of Smoke, pp.
The unevenness with which the state policed the rural sector in the Republican era added to the instability of the relations between them and the high degree of suspicion with which they viewed each other. Guomindang campaigns made progress in the 1930s. But the project to rid China of opium—like the larger project that loomed behind it, the consolidation of the central state—remained far from complete when Japan invaded in 1937. Japan’s occupation of north China and its invasion of central China in the summer of 1937 forced all these projects into abeyance.