Books

Suggested Reading

Several of these are available for free online in PDF format.

The Art of Opium Antiques by Steven Martin

The Arts of an Addiction by Carlos Armero and Ben Rapaport

The Chinese Encounter with Opium: Dreams of Colored Clouds and Orchid Fragrance by K. Flow

Opium: A History by Martin Booth

Opium Culture by Peter Lee

Opium Fiend by Steven Martin

Opium: art et histoire d’un ritual perdu by Ferry Bertholet

English version

Opium: Portrait of a Heavenly Demon by Barbara Hodgson

Opium: Reality’s Dark Dream by Thomas Dormandy

Opium: The Diary of His Cure by Jean Cocteau

The Opium War by Julia Lovell

The Social Life of Opium in China by Zheng Yangwen