By Guy Ramsay
Addiction to illicit medications is a urgent social difficulty throughout higher China, the place there are possibly numerous million drug addicts at the present. This examine breaks new flooring via interpreting chinese language people’s tales of drug dependancy.
Chinese tales of Drug Addiction systematically evaluates how drug dependancy is represented and built in a chain of up to date existence tales and filmic tales from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. those tales recount stories best as much as and through drug dependancy, in addition to studies in the course of drug rehabilitation and restoration. via research of those modern existence tales and filmic tales, the e-book provides a finished photo 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 mixed discourse analytic and narrative analytic method of convey how salient cultural, political and institutional discourses form those chinese language tales and reports. Complementing present humanities learn which records the ancient narrative of drug habit in China on the price of the modern narrative, the e-book additionally offers wellbeing and fitness and allied pros with a wealthy perception into how chinese language humans from diversified geographical destinations and walks of lifestyles make experience of the adventure of drug habit.
Moving past ancient narrative to ascertain modern tales, Chinese tales of Drug Addiction bargains a useful contribution to the fields of chinese language reports and private future health, in addition to being of sensible use to wellbeing and fitness 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