Opium and Empire in Southeast Asia

Regulating Consumption in British Burma

  • Ashley Wright

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

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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.


bibliography consumption empire imperialism knowledge nation policy

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  • Ashley Wright
    • 1
  1. 1.Washington State UniversityUSA

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