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Opium’s Long Shadow

From Asian Revolt to Global Drug Control

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$41.00 • £32.95 • €37.00

ISBN 9780674976306

Publication Date: 11/12/2018

Text

384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

23 photos

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  • List of Illustrations*
  • Introduction
  • 1. Thunders before the Storm
  • 2. The Porosity of International Law
  • 3. Grounds of Objection: India, America, Asia
  • 4. Britain’s Last Defense: The Anti-Opium Cause on Trial
  • 5. The Japanese Blueprint and Its American Discovery
  • 6. Activists into Diplomats: Toward the International Opium Commission
  • 7. The Drugs of War: Germany, Japan, and the Morphine Threat
  • 8. Toward International Accountability for Transnational Harm
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • Figure 1.1. The first phase of opium consumption (English pamphlet)
    • Figure 1.2. The first phase of opium consumption (Chinese pamphlet)
    • Figure 1.3. Opium smoker admitting guilt to his parents (English pamphlet)
    • Figure 1.4. Opium smoker admitting guilt to his parents (Chinese pamphlet)
    • Figure 3.1. Opium smoker in homelessness and poverty (English pamphlet)
    • Figure 3.2. Opium smoker in homelessness and poverty (Chinese pamphlet)
    • Figure 3.3. Sale of an opium-afflicted family estate (English pamphlet)
    • Figure 3.4. Sale of an opium-afflicted family estate (Chinese pamphlet)
    • Figure 3.5. Cover of Soonderbai Powar’s An Indian Woman’s Impeachment
    • Figure 3.6. Wife and child weep, an aged mother serves tea to an opium smoker (English pamphlet)
    • Figure 3.7. Wife and child weep, a mother serves tea to an opium smoker (Chinese pamphlet)
    • Figure 3.8. Wife and child turn away from an emaciated opium smoker (English pamphlet)
    • Figure 3.9. Wife and child confiscate an opium pipe and are chased away (Chinese pamphlet)
    • Figure 3.10. The Polyglot Petition
    • Figure 7.1. Contraband morphine, heroin, and cocaine of German, Swiss, and Japanese origin
    • Figure 8.1. President Xu Shichang, supporter of the IAOA, orders the destruction of opium worth $37,000,000
    • Figure 8.2. Opium burning at the Xiannongtan (Temple of Agriculture), Beijing, January 1921
    • Figure 8.3. Opium cases ordered to be destroyed by President Xu
    • Figure 8.4. Morphine smuggled in sulfate blocks of soda; cylinders confiscated by the Maritime Customs Tianjin, November 1921
    • Figure 8.5. Opium revenue statement for British India by the IAOA, 1910–1917
    • Figure 8.6. Opium balls destroyed by President Xu
    • Figure 8.7. Opium burning at Changde, Hunan, 1920
    • Figure 8.8. Recrudescence of poppy cultivation, the opium trade, and the morphine trade, 1920

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