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Memorandum on the use of opium in Hong Kong, 1929.

Memorandum on the use of opium in Hong Kong, 1929.

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Published by s.n. in [S.l .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Opium habit -- Hong Kong.,
  • Opium trade -- Hong Kong.,
  • Narcotics, Control of -- Hong Kong.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination10p. ;
    Number of Pages10
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18607577M

    Hong Kong (/ ˌ h ɒ ŋ ˈ k ɒ ŋ / (); Chinese: 香港, Cantonese: [hœ́ːŋ.kɔ̌ːŋ] ()), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (HKSAR), is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of China in the eastern Pearl River Delta by the South China over million people of various nationalities in a 1,square. The transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, commonly known as the handover of Hong Kong (or simply the Handover, also the Return in mainland China), occurred at midnight at the start of 1 July , when the United Kingdom ended administration for the colony of Hong Kong and returned control of the territory to China. Hong Kong became a special administrative region and continues to maintain.

    After the defeat in the First Opium War, Hong Kong was ceded to Britain, marking a watershed in the history of the territory. This gallery outlines the Opium Wars, their causes, the way they unfolded and the consequences. Going back to events before the Wars, visitors can trace the discovery of the new sea route from Europe to Asia, the arrival. An enlightening account of a notorious period in nineteenth-century imperialism, when an effort by the Chinese government to stamp out the country's profitable opium trade resulted in a series of conflicts known as the Opium Wars. Index; illustrations and map.5/5(1).

      A Notable Passage to China: Notes. her father in Hong Kong wrote a letter beginning, "My darling little Katrina." His wording suggests that he is homesick for his family but that he has not yet decided to have Catherine and the children join him in Hong Kong. - (), is an excellent source of information on the Old China. The opium wars, opium legalization and opium consumption in China Chris Feige a & Jeffrey A. Miron b a State Street Financial Centers, One Lincoln Street, Boston, MA, The treaty gave Hong Kong to the British and opened new ports to British trade. It forbade the Chinese from trying British sailors under Chinese law (extraterritoriality) and.


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Memorandum on the use of opium in Hong Kong, 1929 Download PDF EPUB FB2

A memorandum on the opium problem Unknown Binding – January 1, by A. L Warnshuis (Author)Author: A. L Warnshuis. The Opium war (or how Hong Kong began) The Opium war (or how Hong Kong began) He has already cracked down on the use of opium Author: SCMP Staff. The British dependence on opium for medicinal and recreational use reaches an all time high as 22, pounds of opium is imported from Turkey and India.

Presented by Reed & Carnrick, The oldest Glandular Laboratory in the World. Jersey City, N.J.". Hand-written manuscript entries in pencil & ink fill up the pages for Sept.

16 to Dec Calendar pages in lower corners are dated Seller Rating: % positive. The Hong Kong government manipulated different groups of Chinese merchants inside and outside Hong Kong to maximize its revenue from the opium farm, while rival merchant groups sometimes combined to trump the government.

The situation not only offers a lesson for the study of state-business relations but also undermines the popular claim that. On the other hand, under mounting pressure from the Church and the British Government, Hong Kong was forced to close its opium dens and to cease exporting the prepared drug to China.

The opium trade eventually came to an end in [26] The Royal Navy was quick to build a store at present day Admiralty shortly after Hong Kong’s inception.

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.3/5(3).

The Opium war (or how Hong Kong began) The outcome was that China soon turned itself into the biggest producer of opium in order to satisfy the.

Aug Hong Kong was freed and become functioning again as port. Big flow of new migrants spout to Hong Kong after World War II and proclamation of the People's Republic of China (PRC). UN collided embargo onto China for participation in Korean War. Colonial Office: Hong Kong: return to and address of the Honourable the House of commons, dated 1 July for, "Copies of, or extracts from, any papers connected with the confinement of Chinese prisoners at Hong Kong, and with the trial of a baker and others on the charge of poisoning" / ([London: s.n., ]), also by Cheong Alum (page.

Hong Kong Island is an island in the southern part of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It has a population of 1, The island had a population of 3, inhabitants scattered in a dozen fishing villages when it was occupied by the United Kingdom in the First Opium War.

The Second Opium War is also known as the Anglo-French Expedition or the Arrow War. The causes of the war were far-ranging and complicated. In general, the British were dissatisfied with what they had achieved from the Treaty of Nanjing and wanted to gain more concessions, including the opening of more ports in China for trade, the legalisation of the opium trade, and above all, the imposition.

The book was introduced last month in Hong Kong, a city whose modern history began when it was handed to Britain after China’s defeat in the first Opium War in. The Opium Wars, Opium Legalization, and Opium Consumption in China Jeffrey A.

Miron and Chris Feige NBER Working Paper No. May JEL No. K4, N4 ABSTRACT The effect of drug prohibition on drug consumption is a critical issue in debates over drug policy. By the s the Nationalist Government, provincial governments, the revolutionary bases of the Communist Party of China, and the British colonial government of Hong Kong all depended on opium taxes as major sources of revenue, as did the Japanese occupation governments during the Second Sino-Japanese War ().

The book is a bit tricky to follow at times because the author jumps around the timeline a bit because of the sheer scale of things going on. The book isn't as strong in the last two chapters when it tries to explain the significance of The Opium war to the Chinese sense of /5().

Confessions of an Opium-Seeker. opium dens were rare. A book, let alone did I know from opium. Hong Kong then was a city where. For postal or email orders, please visit the website of the shop operator at or call () or email to Passage, the Gift Shop of Hong Kong Museum of History for enquiries.

Discounts are available for commercial purchase by local and overseas bookshops and book-dealers, please call () or fax to () In a remarkable and broad-ranging narrative, Yangwen Zheng's book explores the history of opium consumption in China from to the late twentieth century.

The story begins in the mid-Ming dynasty, when opium was sent as a gift by vassal states and used as an aphrodisiac in court. When the city of San Francisco began taxing imported opium for smoking, the trade was diverted to Victoria, and, from there, much of the opium was smuggled south into the United States.

However, a fair amount of opium was consumed in the opium dens to be found in. Heroin, morphine, and other opiates trace their origins to a single plant—the opium poppy. Opium has been used both recreationally and as a medicine for centuries. Opium .Photo, Print, Drawing Opium trader, Hong Kong harbor, greatest opium port in the world, China.

Enlarge [ digital file from original ] The Library of Congress does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not license or charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot grant or deny permission to publish or. First Opium War - Trade Deficits and the Macartney Embassy - Extra History - #1 - Duration: How Hong Kong Changed Countries - Duration: Wendover Productions Recommended for you.