Intoxicating Manchuria: Alcohol, Opium, and Culture in China's Northeast - Contemporary Chinese Studies (Hardback)
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Intoxicating Manchuria: Alcohol, Opium, and Culture in China's Northeast - Contemporary Chinese Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 03/10/2012
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Intoxicating Manchuria reveals how the powerful alcohol and opium industries in Northeast China were altered by warlord rule, Japanese occupation, political conflict, and a vigorous anti-intoxicant movement. Through the lens of the Chinese media's depictions of alcohol and opium, Norman Smith examines how intoxicants and addiction were understood in this society, the role the Japanese occupation of Manchuria played in the portrayal of intoxicants, and the efforts made to reduce opium and alcohol consumption. This is the first English-language book-length study to focus on alcohol use in modern China and the first dealing with intoxicant restrictions in the region.

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
ISBN: 9780774824286
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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""Intoxicating Manchuria" is engaging, well written, and artfully argued. Norman Smith's analysis of the role that alcohol played in Manchurian society is both intellectually stimulating and part of a fascinating narrative. It is social history at its best: explaining the ways that people lived their lives in the context of changing political regimes. I know no other book that does this for the region under study, or indeed for any region."
- James Carter, Chief Editor, Twentieth-Century China

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