Peter Thilly is an Assistant Professor of Modern East Asian History at the University of Mississippi and the author of The Opium Business: A History of Crime and Capitalism in Maritime China (Stanford University Press, 2022).

The Opium Business: A Conversation with Peter Thilly

Peter Thilly‚Äôs new book, The Opium Business: A History of Crime and Capitalism in Maritime China (Stanford University Press, 2022), focuses on the nitty-gritty of the opium trade in Fujian Province from the 1830s to 1938. Its main goal is to shift our attention from the still-prevalent overarching narratives of national humiliation and anti-imperialist moralism […]

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