ASIAN 4424

ASIAN 4424

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Tea is a ubiquitous commodity across time and cultures. The craze for tea has become a global phenomenon. The goal of this course is not only to elucidate the exchanges and transmissions that gave rise to the phenomenon, but also to unpack the definition of tea culture through the exploration of objects and rituals. How are tea objects related to rituals, etiquette, and movement? What do tea objects reveal about craftsmen/craftswomen and collectors? How are the objects related to religious, political, social, and economic environments of their times? Lastly, what is the importance of tea culture in shaping national and cultural identity in modern East Asia?

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS, ALC-AS, GLC-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4822ARTH 6822ASIAN 6624

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 18797 ASIAN 4424   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person