Alcohol, Opium, and Culture in China's Northeast
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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
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.