Puer tea: Ancient Caravans and Urban Chic download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jinghong Zhang

Puer tea: Ancient Caravans and Urban Chic download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jinghong Zhang year 2013
  • Book name: Puer tea: Ancient Caravans and Urban Chic
  • Author: Jinghong Zhang
  • Release date: 2013/3/18
  • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780295993232
  • Rating: 7.48 of 10
  • Votes: 104
  • Review by: Ellen Carder
  • Review rating: 8.88 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/30
  • Total pages: 272
  • Includes a PDF summary of 24 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Puer tea has been grown for centuries in the 'Six Great Tea Mountains' of Yunnan Province, and in imperial China it was a prized commodity, traded to Tibet by horse or mule caravan via the so-called Tea Horse Road and presented as tribute to the emperor in Beijing. In the 1990s, as the tea's noble lineage and unique process of aging and fermentation were rediscovered, it achieved cult status both in China and internationally. The tea became a favorite among urban connoisseurs who analyzed it in language comparable to that used in wine appreciation and paid skyrocketing prices. In 2007, however, local events and the international economic crisis caused the Puer market to collapse.Puer Tea traces the rise, climax, and crash of this phenomenon. With ethnographic attention to the spaces in which Puer tea is harvested, processed, traded, and consumed, anthropologist Jinghong Zhang constructs a vivid account of the transformation of a cottage handicraft into a major industry-with predictable risks and unexpected consequences.Watch the videos: http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/books/Zhang_PUER_TEA_videos.html
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 18H21M35S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Social & Cultural Anthropology, Regional Studies, Sociology: Customs & Traditions, Indigenous Peoples, Beverages, Asian History, Food & Drink, Food Manufacturing & Related Industries
  • Available formats: AZW3, EPUB, DOC, WORD, JPEG, HTM, PDF, TXT. Compressed in ZIP, TZO, CPIO, RAR, ACE, ISO, TAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 29.42 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x17.78mm
  • Weight: 386g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Seattle, United States
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