Drugs and Drink in Asia: New perspectives from History
Shanghai University, 22-24 June 2012
The centenary of the Hague Opium Convention in 1912 marks a hundred years of the development of international controls on commercial flows in psycho-active substances. This conference will bring together those conducting fresh research on the origins and trajectory of that system in order to exchange recent conclusions and to address emerging questions. The focus will be on Asian contexts given that these were at the heart of the controversies that drove the emergence of the international drugs regulatory system. The event is the first of its kind in China and marks a new period of collaboration between both Western historians and those in Asia to reassess the issues and the period.
The event has been co-organised by the CSHHH Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde, the David F. Musto Center for Drug Policy Studies at the University of Shanghai and the Alcohol and Drugs History Society.
For a full list of participants and papers, and news of forthcoming publications see http://www.strath.ac.uk/cshhhshanghai/
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