Hideyuki Takano takes us on a journey into the Wa State at the very heart of the 'Golden Triangle' - a remote land with a headhunting past, traditional hilltribes, drugs and guerrilla warfare. This book follows his 7-months in a traditional Wa mountain village, his participation in the complete cycle of opium cultivation and gives insights into a way of life molded by opium and ethnic conflict. As readers are drawn into the life of the Wa, Takano is increasingly drawn into opium dependence, unwittingly becoming a part of this intriguing story. His experiences bring home the stark reality of life on a qShore Beyond Good and Evil.qIf the poppy- cultivating regions have indeed become so-called aquot;drug-free zones, aquot; how then do the village people make a living? As I have been careful to ... In other words a aquot;drug-free zoneaquot; probably translates as producing, selling and smuggling of drugs aquot;freely.aquot; Another problem now looms much larger a the Wa armya#39;s production of yaba tablets, a meta- amphetamine. When I first returned from theanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Shore Beyond Good and Evil|
|Publisher||:||Kotan Publishing - 2002-07-01|