Bret Hinsch's The Rise of Tea Culture in China: The Invention of the PDF

By Bret Hinsch

ISBN-10: 1442251786

ISBN-13: 9781442251786

This detailed and enlightening e-book explores the discovery and improvement of tea ingesting in China, utilizing tea tradition to discover the profound query of ways chinese language have typically expressed individuality. Western stereotypes painting a tradition that values conformity and denigrates the person, yet Bret Hinsch convincingly explodes this facile delusion. He argues that even supposing chinese language embody a communitarian ethos and imagine that the person can purely thrive inside of a fit neighborhood, they've got additionally lengthy revered individuals with designated features and enhanced achievements. Hinsch strains how emperors, students, poets, and retailers all used tea connoisseurship to publicly exhibit stronger discernment, gaining admiration through exhibiting individuality. Acknowledging significant adjustments with Western norms, Hinsch exhibits how own contrast however constitutes a huge point of chinese language society. through linking tea to individualism, his deeply researched publication makes an unique and influential contribution to the background of chinese language culture.

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