3 edition of Some truths about opium found in the catalog.
Some truths about opium
Herbert Allen Giles
|LC Classifications||HV5816 .G5|
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|Number of Pages||40|
|LC Control Number||36011788|
Julia Lovell's lucid account of the opium wars in China shows their impact and how attitudes acquired in the midth century persist to this day, writes Isabel Hilton. A detailed study of the history and usage of opium• Explores the use of opium as a major healing herb and a popular relaxant• Details the opium practices adhered to in the Chinese tradition• Includes information on the suppression of opium by the modern pharmaceutical industryOpium. The very sound of the word conjures images of secret rooms in exotic lands, where languid smokers lounge.
Known to mankind since prehistoric times, opium is arguably the oldest and most widely used narcotic. Opium: A History traces the drug's astounding impact on world culture-from its religious use by prehistoric peoples to its influence on the imaginations of the Romantic writers; from the earliest medical science to the Sino-British opium wars. And, in the present day, as the addict population /5(35). In like manner, I do by no means deny that some truths have been delivered to the world in regard to opium: thus it has been repeatedly affirmed by the learned, that opium is a dusky brown in colour; and this, take notice, I grant: secondly, that it is rather dear; which I also grant: for in my time, East-India opium has been three guineas a.
The bombardment of Guangzhou during the first Opium War in HONG KONG — In , Britain went to war with China over questions of trade, diplomacy, national dignity and, . Opium became a way of completely reversing the balance of trade. China had severely limited foreign trade to the ports of Macao and Canton. By bribing local Chinese officials, Western shippers were able to smuggle huge quantities into southern China, making addicts of nearly 12 million by:
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Opium, substance derived by collecting and drying the milky juice in the unripe seed pods of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. Opium varies in color from yellow to dark brown and has a characteristic odor and a bitter taste.
Its chief active principle is the alkaloid morphine, a narcotic. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist Some truths about opium book staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.
Known to mankind since prehistoric times, opium is arguably the oldest and most widely used narcotic. Opium: A History traces the drug's astounding impact on world culture-from its religious use by prehistoric peoples to its influence on the imaginations of the Romantic writers; from the earliest medical science to the Sino-British opium wars/5.
the truth about opium. the truth about opium. being a. refutation of the fallacies of the anti-opium society and a defence of the indo-china opium trade. by william h. brereton, late of hong kong. The best books on The Opium War. recommended by Julia Lovell. Interview by Alec Ash. The 19th century opium war marked the clash of the world’s great empires of the age – Britain and China.
Historian Julia Lovell says its legacy of Chinese humiliation is still felt keenly in Beijing. The book covers every era of human advancement and the opium poppy plant’s relationship to each; starting with archeologist’s surprising discoveries of opium pods/seeds in caves used by Neanderthals to Egyptians & the Greeks hailing it a “wonder drug” to the Chinese/UK ‘Opium Wars’ to the discovery of morphine & the hypodermic needle and modern pharmaceutical industry uses/profiteering and Cited by: One was a book published in called Opium Smoking in America and China.
It was written by a New York doctor named H.H. Kane, who spent years researching the opium dens in Manhattan. It was the best book about opium smoking I found, until I wrote my own. THE PLEASURES OF OPIUM in passing a book-stall, to have caught these words from a page of some satiric author: “By bankrupts.” In like manner, I do by no means deny that some truths have been delivered to the world in regard to opium.
Thus it has been repeatedly affirmed by the learned that opium. Somerset Maugham — ‘Some of us look for the Way in opium and some in God, some of us in whiskey and some in love. It is all the same Way and it leads Some of us look for the Way in opium and some in God, some of us in whiskey and some in love.
On the other hand, the opium imported every year into England from Turkey in tens of thousands of tonnes wa s very rich in morphine, ranging from 10 to 15 per cent. 19 Joseph Westermeyer, Poppies, pipes and people: Opium and its use in Laos, Berkeley: University of California Press,p.
Christianity: Opium or Truth. kind of disease, a debilitating condition that keeps human-ity1 from reaching its full potential. The Marxist cure was first to jettison all religion and then, starting with man as man in the spirit of true human - ism, to set about the formation of a ‘new man’.
Inthe Communist Party of the USSR stated. The Truth about Opium Being a Refutation of the Fallacies of the Anti-Opium Society and a Defence of the Indo-China Opium Trade Language: English: LoC Class: HV: Social sciences: Social pathology, Social and Public Welfare: LoC Class: RC: Medicine: Internal medicine: Subject: Opium trade -- China -- History -- 19th century Subject.
The Lord of Opium Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections: Plot Summary; Chapters; with no success. Cienfuegos met with the Mushroom man from the biosphere weekly and was seeing some success in ridding the fields of pollution.
This CIA-transported opium engendered an addiction rate among US servicemen in Vietnam of up to 30 percent, with the soldiers spending some $80 million a year in Vietnam on heroin.
Flowers in the Blood: The Story of Opium. New York: Franklin Watts, ; MacPherson, Duncan (). Two years in China. Narrative of the Chinese expedition, from its formation in April,to the treaty of peace in August, London, Saunders. Martin, Steven. The Art of Opium Antiques.
Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, Part(s) of plant: Latex. Opium (poppy tears, lachryma papaveris) is the dried latex obtained from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum).Opium latex contains approximately 12% of the analgesic alkaloid morphine, which is processed chemically to produce heroin and other synthetic opioids for medicinal use and for the illegal drug latex also contains the closely related opiates codeine and thebaine and non.
The Lord of Opium presents a fairly realistic picture of a future Earth ravaged by ecological disasters. It also raises questions about the ethics of cloning, drug production and forced labor. The author provides an appendix that details some of the factual background of the novel.4/5.
Farmer, who lives in Portal, Ariz., spoke with PW via email about the new book, called The Lord of Opium; its take on some pressing issues in. Known to mankind since prehistoric times, opium is arguably the oldest and most widely used narcotic.
Opium: A History traces the drug's astounding impact on world culture-from its religious use by prehistoric peoples to its influence on the imaginations of the Romantic writers; from the earliest medical science to the Sino-British opium wars.
And, in the present day, as the addict population 3/5(3). Julia Lovell's new history of the opium war is a welcome piece of myth-busting.
It uses a wealth of Chinese and British sources to tell, in her words, a "tragicomedy" that is "far more chaotically. Opium Wars, two armed conflicts in China in the midth century between the forces of Western countries and of the Qing dynasty, which ruled China from to /The first Opium War (–42) was fought between China and Britain, and the second Opium War (–60), also known as the Arrow War or the Anglo-French War in China, was fought by Britain and France against China.
By the late s, opium dens were rare. A book, Chinatown Inside Out, tells of fake opium dens operated in cahoots with tourist-bus companies to offer a bit of “false local color.” (As.Ways That Are Dark: The Truth About China is a non-fiction book by Ralph Townsend which presents Townsend's observations on the state of then-contemporary China.
The book is considered an anti-Chinese polemic. A harsh critique of Chinese society and culture, Ways That Are Dark was written at a time when China was in the grip of considerable civil : Ralph Townsend.