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Opium in Xinjiang and Beyond 

David Bello

in Opium Regimes

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2000 | ISBN: 9780520220096
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924499 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0031
Opium in Xinjiang and Beyond 

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This chapter focuses on the networks by which Muslim traders brought opium to China across the northwest border. It shows that before 1839, the Qing drug problem was not solely or even mainly a coastal issue involving the British. The chapter also notes that without energetic Chinese mercantile involvement, the opium trade could never have penetrated the Chinese economy to the extent it did.

Keywords: Muslim traders; opium; China; Qing drug problem; 1839; British; Chinese mercantile; opium trade; Chinese economy

Chapter.  12235 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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