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Opium-smoking in America and China

Harry Hubbell Kane

Opium-smoking in America and China

a study of its prevalence, and effects, immediate and remote, on the individual and the nation

by Harry Hubbell Kane

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Published by G.P. Putnam"s sons in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Opium abuse

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    Statementby H.H. Kane ...
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 156 p. illus.
    Number of Pages156
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15356771M

      This article is more than 2 years old. Part 2 of a two-part story. In the early s, many Boston merchants became millionaires in part . AS FAR as China is concerned, the social effects of opium smoking among all sections of the population were deleterious. So much so that in the 19th century the growing of .


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Opium-Smoking in America and China – This book was originally published prior toand represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original : China-Underground.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Kane, H. (Harry Hubbell), Opium-smoking in America and China. New York: Arno Press, [©]. One was a book published in called Opium Smoking in America and China.

It was written by a New York doctor named H.H. Kane, who spent years researching the opium dens in Manhattan. It was the best book about opium smoking I found, until I wrote my own. Page 4 - Every person who opens or maintains, to be resorted to by other persons, any place where opium, or any of its preparations, is sold or given away, to be smoked at such place; and any person who, at such place, sells or gives away any opium, or its said preparations, to be there smoked or otherwise used; and every person who visits or resorts to any such place for the.

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Opium-smoking in America and ChinaCited by: Get this from a library. Opium-smoking in America and China; a study of its prevalence, and effects, immediate and remote, on the individual and the nation. [H H Kane]. America's First Adventure in China: Trade, Treaties, Opium, Haddad (The Romance of China) looks at the development of the relationship between China and the United States beginning in An intensely detailed story seen through the lens of individual lives—which makes the book sound more accessible than it Pages: Full text Opium-smoking in America and China book "Opium-smoking in America and China; a study of its prevalence, and effects, immediate and remote, on the individual and the nation" See other formats.

A former opium addict has described his year love affair with the drug and the vomit therapy that cured him in a tell-all book. At the peak of. Opium-smoking in America and China; a study of its prevalence, and effects, immediate and remote, on the individual and the nation by Kane, H.

(Harry Hubbell), Pages: Opium smoking arrived in North America with the large influx of Chinese, Opium-smoking in America and China book came to participate in the California Gold jumping-off point for the gold fields was San Francisco, and the city's Chinatown became the site of numerous opium dens soon after the first Chinese arrived, around However, from to the end of the century, anti-vice laws imposed by the.

Opium smoking spread across the United States from the s into the s, with Chinese immigrants operating opium dens in most major cities and Western towns.

But in a book out last year, one collector of antique opium-smoking paraphernalia documents how his fascination with a lost era’s artifacts led to an attempt to recreate and live in a lost era of chandu, resulting in an opium addiction of “the traditional manner” that reached a peak of thirty pipes a day.

One was a book published in called Opium Smoking in America and China. It was written by a New York doctor named H.H. Kane, who spent years researching the opium dens in : Collectors Weekly. The Chinese art of opium smoking, however, spread far beyond the borders of China and became deeply ingrained in the culture and social fabric of Southeast Asia and India, while also attracting a devoted cult of followers in Europe, particularly France, as well as America.

Writing inthe American writer Stephen Crane reports. By the s, even governors who had initially suppressed opium smoking and poppy production now depended on opium taxes. China opium den, circa The historian Jonathan Spence notes that the harm opium caused has long been clear, but that in a stagnating economy, opium supplied fluid capital and created new sources of taxes.

The US Opium Wars: China, Burma and the CIA The habit of opium smoking didn’t take hold till the seventeenth century, when it was spread by the Spanish and Dutch, who used opium as a.

New York Historical Society A diagram of Harry Hubbell Kane's book, Opium-Smoking In America And China. At a time when the Temperance Movement made Americans hesitant to regularly consume alcohol for fear of its negative health and social consequences, opium dens seemed like an especially attractive option.

There was a bit more wading involved when I began combing the Internet in But I eventually came up with a list of books and articles, and then I began gathering them up. H.H. Kane's book, Opium-Smoking in America and China, is a good example of how I went about collecting books and articles.

In Opium-Smoking in America and China. The framing of opium smoking as a Chinese problem continued as the century drew to a close. Temperance advocates and moral reformers identified opium smoking with indolence and passivity, qualities out of sync with a culture that emphasized hard work and a fast-paced industrial society.

Opium was first introduced to China by Turkish and Arab traders in the late 6th or early 7th century ce. Taken orally to relieve tension and pain, the drug was used in limited quantities until the 17th century.

At that point, the practice of smoking tobacco spread from North America to China, and opium smoking soon became popular throughout the.

Opium smoking, Anti-Chinese attitudes, and the American medical community, Article in American Nineteenth Century History 1(2). 49 E.g. Duncan MacPherson, MD, Two Years in China: Narrative of the Chinese Expedition, London: Saunders and Otley, ; and Harry Hubbell Kane (also a doctor), Opium-smoking in America and China.

We, the editors, realize that the subject of Chinese opium use in 19th century North America can cause unease and controversy. However, we think it is important, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Many writers still treat opium smoking by Chinese as a moral and even ethnic issue, as if Chinese were somehow more guilty than other people of.

Whether a book is in the public domain may vary country to country. Public domain books are our gateways to the past, representing a wealth of history, culture and knowledge that’s often difficult to discover. Opium-smoking in America and China Author.

One was a book published in called Opium Smoking in America and China. It was written by a New York doctor named H.H. Kane, who spent years researching the opium dens in Manhattan. It was the best book about opium smoking I found, until I wrote my own. The provinces famous for it are Chekeang, Yunnan, While southwestern China producespeculs, againstpeculs from India.

Today over half the provinces of China produce opium, and the habit of opium smoking seems confirmed. Turkey is noted for its production, and the best opium used in the United States by druggists comes from there.

Opium-Smoking in America and China: A Study of Its Prevalence, and Effects, Immediate and Remote on the Individual and the Nation Average rating: 0 out of 5 stars, based on 0 reviews Write a review Harry Hubbell KaneBrand: Harry Hubbell Kane.

According to Jeffrey Barlow's and Christine Richardson's well-researched book (China Doctor of John Hay, Binford & Mott Publishing,p ), Doc Hay was an opium smoker in (when the drug became illegal in Oregon), and may have continued to smoke for some time after that.

The present editors believe that there may be more information. More than a hundred years later, in the midth century, Mordecai Cubitt Cooke wrote a very different kind of opium book. The Seven Sisters of Sleep focuses on seven narcotic drugs – opium, tobacco, cannabis, betel nut, cocaine, datura (a genus of hallucinogenic plants), and fly agaric (a psychoactive mushroom) – allegorically described as the “sisters” of the Queen of.

The Opium Wars were a major part of Chinese history and a direct result of a Chinese emperor attempting to stop the delivery of Opium to China during the s. According to the University of Houston, Victoria, he Opium Wars, which took place in separate times in and in did not halt the production or shipping of Opium for long and by.

Extract of Opium is the form in which, in China, Further India, and the Archipelago, tbe drug is employed in opium-smoking. This is known in the Straits Settlements as Chandoo. It is called by the Chinese Yen-kau, also Shuh-yen. More of the extract is said to be got from the Sze-chuen opium than from the Indian product.

RARE 1st ed. hardback: OPIUM-SMOKING IN AMERICA AND CHINA by H.H. Kane. The Good Earth touches on many phenomena thought of in the West as uniquely “Chinese” — female infanticide, concubines, opium-smoking, footbinding — but Buck also spotlights the banality of daily routines of life in rural China, recounting in detail the quotidian activities of Wang Lung, his loyal but unappreciated wife O-lan, and their.

The British East India Company's import of opium to China reaches a staggering two thousand chests of opium per year. The British East India.

"Opium smoking is vastly less vicious than morphine-taking," wrote an American authority on opiates, Dr. Charles B. Towns, in Dr.

Marie Nyswander also commented on opium smoking, in There is a pattern of self-limitation or restraint in opium smoking as practiced in countries where it is socially acceptable. The building of China's railways History The building of railways became a competitive scramble between foreign powers in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Railways were seen as the key first step to opening up inland China for trade. Britain, France, Germany, Japan and America all invested in the building of them only for the investment to be lost in the following years of turmoil.

11 J. Spence, 'Opium Smoking in Ch'ing China' in F. Wakeman and C. Grant (eds), Conflict and Control in Late Imperial China (Berkeley and Los Angeles, ), pp. ' 12 In particular, the reports and correspondence in the British consular files depos-ited with the Foreign Office collections in the Public Record Office, London.

The short/simple answer to that would be because of laws and Heroin here in a. Opium smoking though back in the day was always looked down upon by "high society"(please forgive the pun).

Opium smoking and opium dens were actually an immigr. The Chinese art of opium smoking, however, spread far beyond the borders of China and became deeply ingrained in the culture and social fabric of Southeast Asia and India, while also attracting a devoted cult of followers in Europe, particularly France, as well as America.

Writing inthe American writer Stephen Crane reports:Released on: Novem   It was thus a precursor of sorts to what the 19th-century opium scourge did, particularly to China. Tobacco, one of the most addictive substances in the world, was introduced to China via Japan or the Philippines in the s.

InFang Yizhi, a Chinese scholar, was one of the first to warn about the dangers of tobacco. The smoking of opium was a very important topic of discussion in past centuries, both in an international context and for the Chinese as a nation.

This work does not focus on the purely political role opium played, but explores its impact on daily life and the genesis of the narcotic culture which evolved from it.5/5(1).