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Title: From smokers to addicts : a history of opium and its users in Taiwan
Author: Hsu, Hung Bin
ISNI:       0000 0004 2670 249X
Awarding Body: School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis is a historical account of opium and its users in Taiwan. It analyses how opium smoking became popular, and details the mechanisms that led it to be universally regarded as an unacceptable evil on the island. Taking a user- and material-oriented approach, this research focuses on the daily experiences of smokers. It examines the interplay between the many varieties of opium, the great diversity of opium smokers, and the different contexts in which opium was used.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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