Drug Operations by Resident Japanese in Tianjin

Motohiro Kobayashi and Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi

in Opium Regimes

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2000 | ISBN: 9780520220096
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924499 | DOI:
Drug Operations by Resident Japanese in Tianjin

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This chapter discusses the activities of outsiders, Japanese and Koreans, who plied the drug trade later in the nineteenth century in the port city of Tianjin. It explains that the profitability of this trade, which spread rapidly and produced revenues quickly, would encourage Japanese imperial government organs to take it over in the twentieth century.

Keywords: Japanese; Koreans; drug trade; nineteenth century; Tianjin; profitability; Japanese imperial government; twentieth century

Chapter.  6840 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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