Published: July 6, 2015

Miriam Kingsberg Moral NationMiriam Kingsberg's fascinating book offers both a political and social history of modern Japan and a global history of narcotics in the modern world.  Moral Nation: Modern Japan and Narcotics in Global History (University of California Press, 2013) locates the emergence of a series of three “moral crusades” against narcotics that each accompanied a perceived crisis in collective values and political legitimacy in nineteenth and twentieth century Japan.  

To read more about Prof. Kingsberg's award-winning book and hear the audio interview click here