The Social Life of Opium in China by Zheng

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9780521608565
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
ISBN
9780521608565
Language
English

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"The story begins in the mid-Ming dynasty, when opium was sent as a gift by vassal states and used as an aphrodisiac in court. The book traces this transformation over a period of five hundred years, asking who introduced opium to China, how it spread across all sections of society, embraced by rich and poor alike as a culture and an institution."
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