Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-7425-1802-5 • Hardback • June 2002 • $154.00 • (£119.00)
978-0-7425-1803-2 • Paperback • June 2002 • $54.00 • (£42.00) - Currently out of stock. Copies will arrive soon.
Keith McMahon is professor and chair of the East Asian Languages and Cultures Department at the University of Kansas.
Chapter 1 Introduction to "Western Smoke"
Chapter 2 A Short History of Opium Smoking in China
Chapter 3 Westerners' Intercourse with China
Chapter 4 Westerners on Opium and The Chinese
Chapter 5 Zhang Changjia's Yanhua, Opium Talk (1878)
Chapter 6 Eaten by Wild Dogs: Opium in Late Qing Fiction
Chapter 7 "Why the Chinese Smoked Opium"
Chapter 8 Appendix: Yanhua, "Opium Talk," by Zhang Changjia of Jinshan County, Jiangsu Province
Keith McMahon's monograph is a genuine contribution to the late Qing opium discourse, even today often mired in the unreflected condemnation of a complex and sophisticated smoking culture.
— Lars Peter Laaman; Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
This study contributes to the cultural history of late imperial China and the contemporaneous West. Recommended.
— Choice Reviews