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Review essay: Capitalism and addiction - The Chinese revenue farming, and opium in colonial singapore and Java, 1800-1910

Warren, J.F. (1995) Review essay: Capitalism and addiction - The Chinese revenue farming, and opium in colonial singapore and Java, 1800-1910. Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, 27 (1). pp. 59-72.

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Abstract

The two books under review here provide specific insight into and a broad understanding of opium and the economies and societies of Singapore and Java from 1800 to 1910. Carl Trocki's Opium and Empire joins James R. Rush's Opium to Java in providing the best historical overview of the initimate connection between opium, revenue farming, and Chinese entrepreneurship. Trocki focuses on Singapore, however, and Rush on Java, and their books have distinct approaches, emphases, and strengths, as well as different insights and conclusions...

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Inquiry
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Copyright: 1995 BCAS
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/18241
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