Intoxicating Manchuria

Alcohol, Opium, and Culture in China's Northeast

Norman Smith

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  • Published: November 2013
  • Subject Listing: Asian Studies, History
  • Bibliographic information: 312 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: U.S. rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Series: Contemporary Chinese Studies Series
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In Intoxicating Manchuria, Norman Smith reveals how huge intoxicant industries were altered by warlord rule, Japanese occupation, and war. Powering the spread of alcohol and opium - initially heralded as markers of class or modernity and whose use was well documented - these industries flourished throughout the early twentieth century even as a vigorous anti-intoxicant movement raged.

Norman Smith is an associate professor of history at the University of Guelph. He is the author of Resisting Manchukuo: Chinese Women Writers and the Japanese Occupation and co-editor of Beyond Suffering: Recounting War in Modern China.