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Author Derks, Hans, 1938-

Title History of the Opium problem : the assault on the East, ca. 1600-1950 / by Hans Derks
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 824 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Sinica Leidensia ; v. 105
Sinica Leidensia ; v. 105
Contents PREFACE; PREFACE; Acknowledgements; Acknowledgements; LIST of ILLUSTRATIONS, TABLES, FIGURES and MAPS; LIST of ILLUSTRATIONS, TABLES, FIGURES and MAPS; ILLUSTRATIONS; PART ONE THE OPIUM PROBLEM; INTRODUCTION; THE POLITICS OF GUILT; THE "ORIGINAL SIN"; CONCLUSIONs; PART TWO THE BRITISH ASSAULT; the actual sins; A Private English Asian Trading Company; Opium on a List; A Moral Question; TEA FOR OPIUM Vice Versa; An Analysis from Within; The Bullion Game; The Decision; Opium Shipping; Opium Smuggling; Opium Corruption; Religion as Opium; Opium Banking in a Crown Colony; Exorbitant Opium Revenues
Chinese as VictimsChinese and Early Opium Trade; FROM TRADE MONOPOLY INTO NARCO-STATE MONOPOLY; A Transformation from Private into Public Interest; The Four Van Hogendorps as Opium Dealers; The Birth of a Narco-military State; TIN FOR OPIUM, OPIUM FOR TIN?; The Opium Business of Billiton; PUBLIC ADVENTURES OF A PRIVATE STATE WITHIN THE STATE; A Royal Opium Dealer; The State within the (Colonial) State; THE OPIUM REGIME OF THE DUTCH (COLONIAL) STATE,1850-1940; The Outer Districts; The Bali Case; The Opiumregie; The Dutch Cocaine Industry; Legal Hypocrisy; A Double Dutch End; PROFITS
On the Chinese SideINDIAN PROFITS; Monopoly Opium Production; Monopoly Smuggling; A Western Competitor; Narco-business Revenues; THE INVENTION OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM PROBLEM; Questions; An English Home Market for Drugs; The Creation of the English Opium Problem; A FIRST REFLECTION; PART THREE THE DUTCH ASSAULT; PORTUGUESE LESSONS; Portuguese Elite versus Portuguese Folk; Arab Trade in Peace; On the Malabar Coast; What Did the Dutch Learn about Opium from the Portuguese?; PEPPER FOR OPIUM VICE VERSA; THE BENGAL SCENE; The Dutch Connection; Mughal Production and Consumption
THE "VIOLENT OPIUM COMPANY" (VOC) IN THE EASTA "Heart of Darkness" avant la lettre; The Dutch Opium Image; Laudanum Paracelsi; The Sailor's Health; The Asiatic Opium Image of the Dutch; Double Dutch Violence; Monopoly Wars; Empire Building; The Banda Case and all that; Other 17th-century Violence; Continuous Dutch Violence; Dutch Opium Trade: General Questions; The Indigenous Producers; Opium Consumption in the East Indies; THE AMPHIOEN SOCIETY AND THE END OF THE VOC; A Brilliant Economist?; The AS Performance; THE CHINESE, THE VOC AND THE OPIUM; Murder in Batavia; Birth of a Chinese Hate?
The Opium FarmerThe Colonial State as Farmer; REFLECTIONS; PART FOUR THE FRENCH ASSAULT; OPIUM IN AND FOR LA DOUCE FRANCE; Parisian Fumes; The French Pharmaceutical Scene; Drugs from abroad; THE FRENCH COLONIAL SCENE IN SOUTHE AST ASIA; The Beginning of a Disaster; The French Opium Performance; Revenue Farming; The Opiumregie; The French Concession in Shanghai; The End of a Disaster; THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN CONTEXT; Introduction; From "Golden Triangle" to "Bloody Quadrangle"; The Tribal Scene; The Shan State; The Hmong tribe; Consumption Pattern; Myanmar (Burma); Thailand (Siam)
Summary Covering a period of about four centuries, this book demonstrates the economic and political components of the opium problem. As a mass product, opium was introduced in India and Indonesia by the Dutch in the 17th century. China suffered the most, but was also the first to get rid of the opium problem around 1950
Notes Malaysia (Melaka, Malacca) and Singapore
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Subject East and West.
Imperialism -- Social aspects.
Opium abuse -- Asia -- History.
Opium trade -- Asia -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004221581 (electronic bk.)
9004225897 (electronic bk.)
9789004221581 (electronic bk.)
9789004225893 (electronic bk.)