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Opium and Collaboration in Central China, 1938–1940

Timothy Brook

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/9780520220096.003.0061
Opium and Collaboration in Central China, 1938–1940

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This chapter reconstructs the formation of the agencies of collaboration in central China in 1938 under the aegis of a state entity called the Reformed Government, through which Japan sought, among other goals, to manage the opium/narcotics trade. It argues that the revenue opium generated was important for keeping both the regime and its military patrons financially solvent. However, solvency came at a cost of legitimacy, which even collaborators needed to claim.

Keywords: central China; Reformed Government; Japan; opium/narcotics trade; revenue; agencies of collaboration

Chapter.  9255 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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