Antidrug Campaigns (Dàguīmó sǎodú yùndòng 大规模扫毒运动)


A photo from 1874 shows a man addicted to opiates smoking his pipe in a restaurant.

Chinese regimes from the Qing (1644–1912) to the People’s Republic have struggled to control problems with drugs, most notably opium, a particularly complex issue intertwined with Chinese politics and perceptions of the nation’s social and economic health and advancement. Despite campaigns against opium, eliminating it has proved as elusive for China as it has….

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By | 2014-12-16T16:54:15+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Medicine, Science, Technology, and Medicine|Comments Off on Antidrug Campaigns (Dàguīmó sǎodú yùndòng 大规模扫毒运动)

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