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Resistance to Opium as a Social Evil in Wartime China

Mark S. Eykholt

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/9780520220096.003.0067
Resistance to Opium as a Social Evil in Wartime China

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This chapter examines the dramatic public incident in the opium tug-of-war: the anti-opium movement that broke out in the streets of Nanjing in December 1943. It narrates how university students took to the streets to smash opium dens and to demand that the Wang regime take a more active role in stamping out opium consumption; and by so doing, loosen Japan's control. The chapter notes that the Chinese in occupied areas were not as quiescent as resistance propaganda liked to suggest.

Keywords: anti-opium movement; Nanjing; university students; Wang regime; opium consumption; Japan

Chapter.  9024 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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