Tea and Chinese Culture

Wang, Ling

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Synopsis: Cultural Writing. Asian Studies. Food. Ling Wang's TEA AND CHINESE CULTURE follows the history and evolution of tea drinking Chinese culture from its medicinal origins to its constant influence on Chinese philosophy, art, politics, and daily life. The story of tea unfolds alongside vibrant full color photos and artwork that embellish nearly every page. Just as Wang reveals tea as a favorite beverage among all walks of life, so will this book appeal to most any reader, from new tea drinkers to long time tea fanatics, or simply anyone interested in tea's profound influence on prominent cultural figures and customs.

From the Inside Flap: Tea is a drink enjoyed by billions of people worldwide. Throughout history, tea and China have been synonymous with fine dining, good health, aesthetic purity, and the ongoing cultural traditions which have been handed down for thousands of years.
In this full color book, Ling Wang offers a fascinating assessment of the historical and cultural significance of Chinese tea. Beginning from prehistory, where tea was seen as a medicinal miracle in legendary times, Wang shows how tea made the transformation from medicinal herb to favored drink of everyday Chinese in all walks of life.
In the process, Wang shows how tea has profoundly influenced writers, artists, scholars, and rulers throughout Chinese history, where tea has also influenced philosophies and religions such as Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism.
This book will appeal to beginners new to the world of tea as well as tea lovers alike. It is for anyone who has enjoyed a cup of tea, discovered its unique health benefits, and been captivated by its fascinating cultural and aesthetic appeal.

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