Opium Dens

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Opium Den
... An opium den was an establishment where opium was sold and smoked ... Opium dens were prevalent in many parts of the world in the 19th century, most notably China, Southeast Asia, North America and France ... Throughout the West, opium dens were frequented by and associated with the Chinese, because the establishments were usually run by Chinese who supplied the opium as well as prepared it for visiting non ...
Opium Den - References in Fiction
... Sorrows" tells the history of a Chinese opium den in India ... In Charles Dickens's final and uncompleted novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, an opium den is a critical element of the story ... Watson goes to an opium den in the East End of London to find Isa Whitney ...
Opium Den - Canada
... established Chinatowns in Victoria and Vancouver in British Columbia, and here too, opium dens were common in the late 19th and early 20th centuries ... When the city of San Francisco began taxing imported opium for smoking, the trade was diverted to Victoria, and, from there, much of the opium was smuggled south into the United States ... However, a fair amount of opium was consumed in the opium dens to be found in the Chinatowns of Victoria and Vancouver ...

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