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The opium question, or, Is India to be sacrificed to China?

by Cust, Robert Needham

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Published by Tru bner in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Opium trade

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    Cover title.

    Other titlesIs India to be sacrificed to China?
    Statementby Robert Needham Cust
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32 p. ;
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26243773M
    OCLC/WorldCa51367128

    importation of opium into China b. Pretty soon, American merchants started to illegally sell opium in China as well c. The resulting competition between merchants lowered the price (and raised the demand!) 2. Many Chinese people (including government officials) became addicted a. Opium dens open in China (where people smoked the drug) Size: 8MB. The Opium Question in China in by thomas de quincey at - the best online ebook storage. Download and read online for free The Opium Question in China in by thomas de quincey4/5.

    Sir Charles believes the present opium policy of the Indian Government the best possible plan for the mutual good of China and India; raising, as it does, a large revenue for India on a carefully restricted quantity of opium sold to [26/27] China, and controlling effectually uggling and illicit manufacture. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store.

    India to Britain, but rather were proceeds from trade with China. Opium revenues were necessary in decreasing the cost of imperialism, yet the British enacted policies designed to minimize domestic consumption of opium and instead focus all 10 See Richards, “The Opium Industry in British India,” File Size: 2MB. Instead of making one trip from India to China and return per year, opium clippers could make three trips, a 1 chest = lbs = kg. World Drug Report Fig. 1: Imports of opium* into China (port of Canton), /01 – /39 * Original data converted into mt using 1 chest = lbs = kg.


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The opium question, or, Is India to be sacrificed to China? by Cust, Robert Needham Download PDF EPUB FB2

Robert Needham Cust: The opium question; or, is India to be sacrificed to China. (London: Trübner, ) Digitized: Internet Archive (digitizing sponsor and book contributor: Columbia University Libraries) No copy listed in Wiener China-Bibliographie.

Book digitized by Google from the library of Oxford University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user : The opium question, or, Is India to be sacrificed to China. / (London: Trübner, ), by Robert Needham Cust (page images at HathiTrust; US access only) Is the majority report of the opium commission trustworthy?: a speech delivered in the house of commons / ([London: Waterlow & Sons, ]), by John Ellis (page images at HathiTrust; US.

East of India and eastwards through China there was a different way of consuming it which was by smoking it. That was very much more addictive. It was not traditionally the case that people smoked opium in India. Opium also was a part of social life - it was offered during certain ceremonies.

So it was a very complex picture. The medicinal properties of opium have been known from the earliest times, and it was used as a narcotic in Sumerian and European cultures at least as early as BC The drug was introduced into India by the Muslims and its use spread to China.

The competition of China-grown opium was the chief reason for the fall in the price of opium which reduced the net opium revenue from 6,£ into 2, £ in Opium trade, the traffic that developed in the 18th and 19th centuries in which Western countries, mostly Great Britain, exported opium grown in India and sold it to China.

The British used profits from the sales to purchase such Chinese luxury goods as porcelain, silk, and tea, which were in. Inthe Dutch East India Company began exporting opium from Bengal, India, to China and to Indonesia, for profit and for domination.

Bythe Emperor of China issued the first edict against the sale or consumption of opium. Inthe British East India Company gained control of Bengal, and inbegan to export opium to by:   The Opium Question in China in by Thomas de Quincey. Usage Public Domain Topics De Quincey, Second Opium War, opium addition, Sinophobia, Collection opensource Language English.

The Root of the Opium War: Mismanagement in the Aftermath of the British East India Company's Loss of its Monopoly in Abstract The histories of the Opium War, of which there are many, have posited that the roots of the conflict are diverse and interconnected, ranging from cultural differences to conflicting perspectives on trade.

Many Author: Jason A Karsh. Correspondence respecting the opium question in China [Great Britain. Foreign Office.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Correspondence respecting the opium question in Author. Great Britain. Foreign Office. Julia Lovell's new history of the opium war is a welcome piece of myth-busting.

(much of the opium was produced by the East India but he framed the book as. Imports of opium into China stood at chests annually inwhen the first anti-opium edict was promulgated. By the time Chinese authorities reissued the prohibition in starker terms inthe figure had leaped; 4, chests were imported in the year The decade of the s witnessed a rapid rise in opium trade, and byjust before the First Opium War, it had climbed to.

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/5. All the opium from India was being dumped into China. Therefore, opium was a commodity for the Chinese but later it became a forced commodity which was being forced by the British.

Therefore, China was facing a severe opium problem which had to be addressed internationally. It was the responsibility of the countries that had deposited tonnes of. Primary sources related to China. message from the President of the United States, transmitting the report of the committee appointed by the Philippine Commission to investigate the use of opium and the traffic therein, and the rules, ordinances, and laws regulating such use and traffic in Japan, Formosa, Shanghai, Hongkong, Saigon, Singapore, Burma, Java, and the Philippine Islands, and.

For webquest or practice, print a copy of this quiz at Ancient China - Opium Wars webquest print page. About this quiz: All the questions on this quiz are based on information that can be found on the page at Ancient China - Opium Wars.

Instructions: To take the quiz, click on the answer. The circle next to the answer will turn yellow. You can change your answer if you want. Throughout much of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, China's economy, politics, and society were steeped in opium and opium money.

All of China's modern governments took the crusade to liberate the nation from this "plague" as one of their essential tasks. However, the opium problem proved to be more complex than many had imagined. Apparently, opium was unknown in either India or China in ancient times, and knowledge of the opium poppy first reached China about the 7th century.

At first, opium was taken in the form of pills or was added to beverages. The oral intake of raw opium as a medicine does not appear to have produced widespread addictions in ancient Asian societies. The Opium War is both the story of China’s first conflict with the West and an analysis of the country’s contemporary self-image.

It explores h This book describes the midth century conflict between Great Britain and China and the reverberations that remain to this day/5.

Material from Opium Wars was split to History of opium in China on Ma The former page's history now serves to provide attribution for that content in the latter page, and it must not be deleted so long as the latter page exists.

Please leave this template in place to link the article histories and preserve this attribution. The former page's talk page can be accessed at Talk:Opium Wars.the numbers for opium shipments to China from India and, maybe, Turkey, and they tell an interesting tale.

The available estimates suggest that, insome chests of opium1 were shipped from these sources to China. Twenty years later, inthe total was much the same: chests.After the territorial conquest of Bengal inthe British East India Company pursued a monopoly on production and export of opium from India.

The company bought opium from local traders and later directly from farmers, and sold it at auction in Calcutta. From there much of it was smuggled to Canton in China by foreign traders, eventually.