Opium and Empire in Southeast Asia by A. Wright
Regulating Consumption in British Burma (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series)

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This study investigates the connections between opium policy and imperialism in Burma. It examines what influenced the imperial regime's opium policy decisions, such as racial ideologies, the necessity of articulating a convincing rationale for British governance, and Burma's position in multiple imperial and transnational networks.
 

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Published November 21, 2013 by Palgrave Macmillan. 221 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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Recent restatements of the view that had prevailed throughout the 20th century include Carl Trocki’s influential Opium, Empire and the Global Political Economy.(1) This view held that British imperialists, and to a lesser extent other European powers, set out to finance their interests in Asia by...

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