4 edition of The opium trade found in the catalog.
The opium trade
Reprint of the 2d ed., 1853, published by J. P. Walker, Lowell, Mass.
|Statement||by Nathan Allen.|
|LC Classifications||HV5816 .A4 1978|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||80 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||80|
|LC Control Number||77091524|
Our description of the British opium trade is based largely on three less than satisfactory books, Michael Greenberg’s British Trade and the Opening of China, David Owen’s year-old British. Unlike Chinese trade officials, who were interested only in silver, ordinary Chinese citizens had a taste for another British import: opium. In , the novelist Daniel Defoe already could imagine Robinson Crusoe carrying a shipment of the drug from Siam to China, remarking that it was "a Commodity which bears a great price among the Chinese.
The profits funded Boston-area schools, libraries, hospitals and early ventures into the industrial revolution, creating a financial dependence . "The book's wealth of detail is remarkable." --The Economist "Opium is of great value for its thoroughness, and it is briskly written Each chapter [is] a ball of opium with an explosive charge." --The Boston Globe "Booth takes us from P. somniferum to 'black gold', compellingly documenting the influential role of the opiate trade throughout.
In the final book of the trilogy, Ghosh writes about individuals fully caught up in the First Opium War () as yet another ship, the Hind, sails from India to China, again with a motley cast, some seeking answers to questions created by the events of earlier books, others keen for money and adventure. Opium use in antiquity, the 19th-century Opium Wars between Britain and China, America's entry into the opium trade, and Purdue Pharma's deceptive marketing of OxyContin are a few highlights. The final section reviews America's failed drug laws, inappropriately punitive criminal justice system, and failure to help those who suffer from : Hachette Book Group.
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As it took The opium trade book as a recreational drug, opium wrought havoc on Chinese society. By the early nineteenth century, 90 percent of the Emperor's court and the majority of the army were opium addicts.
Britain was also a nation addicted―to tea, grown in China, and paid for with profits made from the opium by: The book covers every era of human advancement and the opium poppy plant’s relationship to each; starting with archeologist’s surprising discoveries of opium pods/seeds in caves used by Neanderthals to Egyptians & the Greeks hailing it a “wonder drug” to the Chinese/UK ‘Opium Wars’ to the discovery of morphine & the hypodermic Cited by: Opium trade, the traffic that developed in the 18th and 19th centuries in which Western countries, mostly Great Britain, exported opium grown in India and sold it to China.
The British used profits from the sales to purchase such Chinese luxury goods as porcelain, silk, and tea, which were in great demand in the West.
One of those consequences, which you nuance especially well in your new book The Opium War, is the legacy of what’s called “the century of humiliation”. In China today, from a young age people are taught to view the Opium War as the tragic inauguration of modern Chinese history.
"The book is well suited to undergraduate classroom use by a teacher who knows a fair amount about modern Chinese history The book successfully captures the salient presence of opium in modern Chinese history for common Chinese people and their leaders, as well as foreign merchants and their governments.
A brilliant Indian novel about the First Opium War Balzac (and lots of people after him) thought that “Behind every great fortune there is a crime.” Nowhere is that aphorism more baldly illustrated than in the 19th-Century The opium trade book trade that enriched England, Scotland, and the United States and created a score of hereditary fortunes that have.
The bombardment of Guangzhou during the first Opium War in HONG KONG — InBritain went to war with China over questions of trade, diplomacy, national dignity and, most importantly.
A show set in the late s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime. Stars: Timothy Olyphant, /10(K). Opium (or poppy tears, scientific name: Lachryma papaveris) is dried latex obtained from the seed capsules of the opium poppy Papaver somniferum.
Approximately 12 percent of opium is made up of the analgesic alkaloid morphine, which is processed chemically to produce heroin and other synthetic opioids for medicinal use and for illegal drug latex also contains the closely Part(s) of plant: Latex.
Image caption An opium examining room in a factory in northern India. In the thriving, state-run global trade, exports increased from 4, chests per year at the beginning of the 19th Century to. The book is a bit tricky to follow at times because the author jumps around the timeline a bit because of the sheer scale of things going on.
The book isn't as strong in the last two chapters when it tries to explain the significance of The Opium war to the Chinese sense of nationalism and being wronged by the West/5.
THE OPIUM TRADE Introduction The Opium Wars of to and to marked a new stage in China’s relations with the West.
China’s military defeats in these wars forced its rulers to sign treaties opening many ports to foreign File Size: 1MB. From to a fleet of small, fast brigs and schooners carried chests of opium from India to China, often facing the challenges of pirates and typhoons along the way.
This shadowy trade, conducted by American, British, and Indian firms, thrived despite its moral and legal consequences. Drawing largely on primary sources, the story of the opium trade comes. The Opium Wars were two wars which were waged between the Great Qing and the British Government in the midth century, triggered by the British government's imposition of the opium trade upon China.
The resulting concession of Hong Kong compromised China's territorial sovereignty. The clashes included the First Opium War (–), with the British naval. Leading Indian writer Amitav Ghosh's critically acclaimed new novel Sea of Poppies is set during a time when opium trade out of India was flourishing during British rule.
The novel spans three continents and close to two centuries and is the first in a planned historical trilogy set in the 19th century. And yet, for most of its long history, opium has also been humanity's most effective means of alleviating physical and mental pain.
This extraordinary book encompasses the entire history of the world's most fascinating drug, from the first evidence of poppy cultivation by stone-age man to the present-day opium trade in Afghanistan.
But Purdue Pharma's story is part of a pattern that has repeated itself throughout the history of the opium trade. It's a pattern documented by the book Opium: How An Ancient Flower Shaped And. Books with the subject: Opium Trade. Up to 20 books are listed, in descending order of popularity.
The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 1) Philip Pullman. Info/Buy. The Glass Palace Amitav Ghosh. Info/Buy. Sea of Poppies Amitav Ghosh. Info/Buy. Flowers in the blood Gay Courter. Info/Buy. River of Smoke. The U.S. is suspicious and fears that this agreement between the ruling junta regime and Khun Sa includes a deal allowing "the opium king" to retain control of.
Thanks for your question. Opium has been around and traded for a very long time. The Sumerians called it “Hul Gil” — the “joy plant” — and the Assyrians, gave it the less poetic name of “lion fat.” Alexander the Great brought it to India, it seems.
Proposal to control opium from the Golden Triangle and terminate the Shan opium trade [microform]: hearings before the Subcommittee on Future Foreign Policy Research and Development of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, first session, April 22 Book Summary: The title of this book is Opium and it was written by Martin Booth.
This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $ It was published by Griffin and has a total of pages in the : A superb historical novel about the opium trade by Amitav Ghosh.
Amitav Ghosh reaffirms his place as one of contemporary India’s greatest writers with this extraordinarily rich tale of class conflict, exploitation, and forbidden love against the background of the opium trade.
The story is set inshortly before the First Opium War in China which set the stage for .