Tea in China: A Religious and Cultural History 9780824853983

Tea in China explores the contours of religious and cultural transformation in traditional China from the point of view

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Tea in China: A Religious and Cultural History
 9780824853983

Table of contents :
Contents
Acknowledgments
A Note on Editions and Conventions
1. Tea as a Religious and Cultural Commodity in Traditional China
2. The Early History of Tea: Myth and Reality
3. Buddhism and Tea during the Tang Dynasty
4. Tea Poetry in Tang China
5. The Patron Saint of Tea: Religious Aspects of the Life and Work of Lu Yu
6. Tea: Invigorating the Body, Mind, and Society in the Song Dynasty
7. Tea Comes to Japan: Eisai’s Kissa Yōjōki
8. Religion and Culture in the Tea Economy of Late Imperial China
9. Conclusions
Abbreviations
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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