Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    
    Nov 27, 2021  
Courses of Study 2021-2022
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ARTH 6822 - Objects, Rituals, and Tea

(crosslisted) ASIAN 6624  
     
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading (no audit).

Co-meets with ARTH 4822 /ASIAN 4424 .

A. Pan.

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?



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