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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Opium and Empire in Southeast Asia

Regulating Consumption in British Burma

Authors: Wright, A.

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This study investigates the connections between opium policy and imperialism in Burma. It examines what influenced the imperial regime's opium policy decisions, such as racial ideologies, the necessity of articulating a convincing rationale for British governance, and Burma's position in multiple imperial and transnational networks.

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Ashley Wright will take up the position of Assistant Professor at Washington State University, USA, from the Autumn of 2013.

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“Ashley Wright’s Opium and Empire in South-East Asia is the latest addition to this growing historiography. It is a thorough study of what is now Myanmar and was once Burma that does much to further nuance our understanding of the complexities and paradoxes of the history of intoxicants in Asia. … The new evidence of the complexities of governing intoxicants in this book makes it another significant contribution to the revisionist movement in the history of narcotics in modern Asia.” (Professor James H. Mills, Reviews in History, history.ac.uk, October, 2016)

'There is now a rich literature on the British imperial opium trade throughout Asia, but Ashley Wright's Opium and Empire in Southeast Asia: Regulating Consumption in British Burma is the first one devoted specifically to Burma, and for that reason specialists will wish to engage with it. Her arguments are clear and convincing. She is deeply conversant with the now very rich literature on opium and the British Empire.'- Philip Harling, Journal of British Studies, 54, (2015)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    Wright, Ashley

  • The Fashioning of Colonial Opium Policy in Arakan and Tenasserim, 1826–1852

    Pages 14-31

    Wright, Ashley

  • Regulating Opium in British Burma, 1852–1885: Addiction, Ethnicity and Revenue

    Pages 32-44

    Wright, Ashley

  • “Lady Britannia, her Children, her Step-Children and her Neighbours”: Race and the Regulation of Consumption in Colonial Burma, c.1890

    Pages 45-60

    Wright, Ashley

  • Burma as a “Special Case”: Testimony about Burma at the Royal Commission on Opium of 1893–1895

    Pages 61-75

    Wright, Ashley

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Opium and Empire in Southeast Asia
Book Subtitle
Regulating Consumption in British Burma
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31760-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137317605
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29646-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33362-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 214
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