Opium and Empire in Southeast Asia

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This study investigates the connections between opium policy and imperialism in Burma. It examines what influenced the imperial regime's opium policy decisions, such as racial ideologies, the necessity of articulating a convincing rationale for British governance, and Burma's position in multiple imperial and transnational networks.

Ashley Wright's Opium and Empire in South-East Asia is the latest addition to this growing historiography. It is a thorough study of what is now Myanmar and was once Burma that does much to further nuance our understanding of the complexities and paradoxes of the history of intoxicants in Asia. The new evidence of the complexities of governing intoxicants in this book makes it another significant contribution to the revisionist movement in the history of narcotics in modern Asia. (Professor James H. Mills, Reviews in History, history.ac.uk, October, 2016)

'There is now a rich literature on the British imperial opium trade throughout Asia, but Ashley Wright's Opium and Empire in Southeast Asia: Regulating Consumption in British Burma is the first one devoted specifically to Burma, and for that reason specialists will wish to engage with it. Her arguments are clear and convincing. She is deeply conversant with the now very rich literature on opium and the British Empire.'- Philip Harling, Journal of British Studies, 54, (2015)



Autorentext
Ashley Wright will take up the position of Assistant Professor at Washington State University, USA, from the Autumn of 2013.

Inhalt
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Fashioning of Opium Policy in Arakan and Tenasserim 2. Regulating opium in British Burma, 1852-1885 3. Race and the regulation of consumption in colonial Burma 4. Testimony about Burma at the Royal Commission on Opium 5. The Royal Commission and the rationale for opium policy 6. The age of international conferences, 1895-1914 7. Burma, The League of Nations and opium policy networks 8. Separation, negotiation and drug diplomacy: 1935-1939 Epilogue Conclusion Appendix Bibliography

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Opium and Empire in Southeast Asia
Untertitel
Regulating Consumption in British Burma
Autor
EAN
9780230296466
ISBN
978-0-230-29646-6
Format
Fester Einband
Herausgeber
Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre
Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten
214
Gewicht
406g
Größe
H20mm x B230mm x T137mm
Jahr
2013
Untertitel
Englisch
Auflage
2014
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