Opium, State and Society: China's Narco-Economy and the Guomindang, 1924-1937 (Hardback)Edward R. Slack Jr (author)
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The centerpiece of this study is an investigation of the symbiotic relationship that evolved between opium and the Guomindang's rise to power in the years 1924-1937. Based solidly on a previously untapped reservoir of archival sources from the People's Republic and Taiwan, this work critically analyzes the complex realities of a government policy that vacillated between prohibition and legalization, and ultimately sought to curtail the cultivation, sale, and consumption of opium through a government monopoly.
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
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