ARTH 6822

ARTH 6822

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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.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4822ASIAN 4424ASIAN 6624

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20311 ARTH 6822   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person