The Chinese Encounter With Opium-Dreams of Colored Clouds & Orchid Fragrance
SMC Publishing Co.
426 pag. hardcover 22 x 29 cm
Unique volume on this subject, published in Taiwan. The arts and craft displayed here are now rare witness to the enormous fascination opium smoking held over many millions of people in China. The book serves as a visual guide to the material culture of opium smoking as well as the underlying fabrics of its integration into Chinese daily life.