Puer tea : ancient caravans and urban chic (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Puer tea : ancient caravans and urban chic

Puer tea : ancient caravans and urban chic

Author: Zhang Jinghong
Publisher: Seattle ; London : University of Washington Press, cop. 2014.
Series: Culture, Place, and Nature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Puer tea has been grown for centuries in the "Six Great Tea Mountains" of Yunnan Province. In imperial China it was a prized commodity, traded to Tibet by horse or mule caravan via the so-called Tea  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zhang Jinghong
ISBN: 9780295993225 0295993227 9780295993232 0295993235
OCLC Number: 947151633
Awards: Winner of ICAS Book Prizes (IBP) 2015 (United States)
Description: [2], XI, [1], 249, [1] s. : il. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword Acknowledgments Transliteration, Names, and Measures Maps Introduction Spring1. "The Authentic Tea Mountain Yiwu" 2. Tensions under the Bloom Summer3. "Yunnan: The Home of Puer Tea" 814. Heating Up and Cooling Down 106Autumn5. Puer Tea with Remorse 6. Transformed Qualities Winter7. Tea Tasting and Counter-Tea Tasting 8. Interactive AuthenticitiesConclusion: An Alternative Authenticity Appendix 1: Puer Tea Categories and Production Process Appendix 2: Supplementary VideosNotes Glossary References Index
Series Title: Culture, Place, and Nature.
Responsibility: Jinghong Zhang.


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An admirably coherent analysis of the complex social relationships that shaped the Pu'er market. . . . and a fine addition to the literature on the cultural biographies of commodities. . . . Read more...

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