“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

A Bit of Opium and All That….

Posted: May 7th, 2012 | No Comments »

Regular readers of China Rhyming will know that we like anything about opium, references to opium in history and literature as well as opium dens all over the place, particularly in London…

And so here’s this week’s Guardian Books Podcast which has a discussion, among other things, of opium in literature….

And here’s a new book they discuss buy Jeet Thayil called Narcopolis which has references to opium smoking in India as well as Chinois links between opium and China in the Indian imagination.

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