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Opium RegimesChina, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952$
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Timothy Brook, Patrick Carr, and Maria Kefalas

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520220096

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520220096.001.0001

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Opium Control versus Opium Suppression: The Origins of the 1935 Six-Year Plan to Eliminate Opium and Drugs

Opium Control versus Opium Suppression: The Origins of the 1935 Six-Year Plan to Eliminate Opium and Drugs

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(p.270) Twelve Opium Control versus Opium Suppression: The Origins of the 1935 Six-Year Plan to Eliminate Opium and Drugs
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Opium Regimes
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Alan Baumler

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0053

This chapter details how Jiang Jieshi was able to gain the upper hand in the trade over his warlord counterparts by getting almost complete control over supply and distribution. It explains that Jiang worked on the fine line between control and suppression. The chapter notes that whether the ambitious six-year plan would have achieved its declared goal of total elimination cannot be known, for the plan was thrown into chaos when Japan invaded two years later. It explains that although opium suppression lost its priority at the beginning of the war, the Guomindang government rapidly re-emphasized it as a key component of the war effort and kept the original plan going in west China.

Keywords:   opium control, Jiang Jieshi, opium suppression, Japan, war, Guomindang government, west China

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