College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, English and Literary Arts
Victorian studies, Asia, Europe, America, Opium, Social structure, Environmental transformation
The connection and clash between Asia and the Anglophone world were, in part, facilitated by what David T. Courtwright calls the “psychoactive revolution,” a process in which hunger, the need for food, was replaced by desire and addiction in the modern world. Networks between these regions deepened and proliferated as stimulants and sedatives such as tea, opium, and coffee became increasingly accessible and popular around the globe.
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Menglu Gao, les. plan dev. “Psychoactive Revolution and Transnational Networks.” Waiyee Loh, Hyungji Park, Jessica R. Valdez, Rae X. Yan, collab. peer revs.; Sophia Hsu, les. plan clust. dev. Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom, 2022, https://undiscipliningvc.org/html/lesson_plans/east_asia_psychoactive_revolution.html.
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Gao, Menglu, "Psychoactive Revolution and Transnational Networks" (2022). English and Literary Arts: Faculty Scholarship. 21.
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