By Guy Ramsay
Addiction to illicit medicines is a urgent social difficulty throughout larger China, the place there are possibly a number of million drug addicts at this time. This study breaks new flooring by way of analyzing chinese language people’s tales of drug dependancy.
Chinese tales of Drug Addiction systematically evaluates how drug habit is represented and built in a chain of up to date lifestyles tales and filmic tales from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. those tales recount reviews major as much as and through drug dependancy, in addition to studies in the course of drug rehabilitation and restoration. via research of those modern lifestyles tales and filmic tales, the e-book provides a entire photograph of the way chinese language humans from either contained in the event of drug dependancy and outdoors of it make feel of a social perform that's deemed to be hugely transgressive in chinese language tradition. It employs a combined discourse analytic and narrative analytic method of express how salient cultural, political and institutional discourses form those chinese language tales and stories. Complementing latest humanities study which files the historic narrative of drug dependancy in China on the rate of the modern narrative, the ebook additionally presents future health and allied execs with a wealthy perception into how chinese language humans from various geographical destinations and walks of existence make experience of the adventure of drug dependancy.
Moving past historic narrative to check modern tales, Chinese tales of Drug Addiction deals a helpful contribution to the fields of chinese language reports and private well-being, in addition to being of sensible use to overall healthiness professionals.
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Chinese Stories of Drug Addiction: Beyond the Opium Dens (Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series) by Guy Ramsay