By James A. Benn
Tea in China explores the contours of religious and cultural transformation in traditional China from the point of view of an everyday commodity and popular beverage. The work traces the development of tea drinking from its mythical origins to the nineteenth century and examines the changes in aesthetics, ritual, science, health, and knowledge that tea brought with it.
James A. Benn is Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University. He received his Phd. from UCLA in Buddhist Studies in 2001.
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