Talk:History of opium in China

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New section Late19th/ Early 20th?[edit]

I have notes on the history late 19th and early 20th century which I will write up and add as a section unless someone else is planning it in the next few days. Briefly, I describe the "import substitution" in which imports were largely replaced by China's less expensive domestic production, the success of the late Qing anti-opium campaigns, and how the disintegration after 1911. ch (talk) 17:31, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Sounds great CWH, thanks. I have some more material to add to the early period (ending with the Second Opium War), so the sections you suggest dovetail nicely with that. I also have a new map in the works showing 1908 domestic production, which I will add once you reach that era. Best, ► Philg88 ◄ talk 03:38, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
Good -- I didn't want to duplicate anything that you planned. ch (talk) 04:15, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
Done, though I would like to come back and add a paragraph on the social uses of opium in the late Qing using McMahon, Zheng, and other references. I look forward to Philg88's new map to complement the handsome and informative graph at the head of the article.
Further thoughts: I added a paragraph to the lede to bring the coverage down through the first half of the 20th century. I wonder if the details in the second paragraph of the lede shouldn't be moved to the main body, and also if some of the text is supposed to be in the footnote. Since Philg88's intention was to break off from the Opium War articles, and we are filling out the later periods, should we consolidate the two sections on Opium War(1) and (2)? They seem to deal more with wars and foreign affairs than with History of Opium in China itself. ch (talk) 07:04, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks CWH, excellent work! A couple of comments on your comments:
I agree that something needs to be done with the second paragraph in the lede to shorten the whole thing. I will sort out once there is more flesh to the article.
I don't want to lose the separate First and Second Opium War section headings simply because it means the {{main}} template can no longer be used (i.e you can't have two per section). I have plans to expand both of these although not by a vast amount.
Footnote fixed.
Shiny new map to follow!
Best, ► Philg88 ◄ talk 09:16, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
THanks for the careful style edits (I made a few more). Also thanks for the explanation for the two Opium War sections. Another way to handle this would be inline links. In addition to the paragraph on social opium, I'd like to add a section on opium in the first half of the 20th century if you or anybody else doesn't already have plans for one. I have lecture notes I can use, so it wouldn't take too long. ch (talk) 16:13, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Sure, the links can be handled inline, but since they match the section headings, {{main}} is apposite. Go ahead and add whatever sections you like, I and other editors can fit in around whatever you do. Best, ► Philg88 ◄ talk 16:34, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

I'm still concerned, though not major way, that having two sections on the Opium Wars gets away from your original purpose of focusing on the internal history. It seems that the {{main}} template will work for two articles, as I think worked in another article: So it's probably possible if you want to do it. Cheers!ch (talk) 23:41, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Question regarding measurements[edit]

Footnote B says " A chest of opium contained approximately 10 "catties", with each catty weighing 1.33 lb (600 g), giving a total of ~140 pounds (64 kg)."

I'm guessing someone is off by an order of magnitude, somewhere — I'm just not sure where. (10 1.33 lb kittens to a catty, perhaps? Nah... ) Mazoola (talk) 16:36, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Well spotted, Should be 100. I will change it accordingly, thanks.  Philg88 talk 16:48, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Jonathan Marshall - Opium and the Politics of Gangsterism in Nationalist China, 1927-1945[edit]

Page 19

http://criticalasianstudies.org/assets/files/bcas/v08n03.pdf

Rajmaan (talk) 07:45, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

And your point is?  Philg88 talk 09:00, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
I'll edit the article now.Rajmaan (talk) 09:02, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

please add Dutch VOC[edit]

I'm searching information about the roll of the Dutch in the 17th and first half eighteenth century in the way they abused their roll as monopolist in opium trade to china to get half the country hooked, and on the other end I would like to see more information on how china broke the habit in the 20th century, thanks Maggy (talk) 13:19, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

There is a error in Early history.[edit]

This statement in the article wrong, which is "opium remained legal until the early Qing dynasty.[11]". The legalization use of opium remained legal after 1639, which is Ming dynasty. The King in Ming Dynasty 明崇祯 banned any form of tobacco.

In 1637, Emperor Chongzhen banned tobacco smoking and sales and subjected violators to the punishment of decapitation(Page 28)

Cite Page: https://books.google.com/books?id=H2g3DAAAQBAJ&pg=PR4&dq=https://books.google.com/books?isbn%3D1317167236&hl=zh-TW&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjx9un1qeLWAhVLaFAKHWpQDBEQ6AEIJzAA#v=onepage&q=https%3A%2F%2Fbooks.google.com%2Fbooks%3Fisbn%3D1317167236&f=false

Therefore, who is the person editing the History Page of Wiki? Does he even have a degree in History?

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