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This lecture by James Benn (McMaster University) looks at the surviving artistic, material, and literary evidence for Buddhist involvement in the promotion of tea drinking and the invention of a Chinese tea culture in premodern times. Some of the questions it looks to answer include…
- What was the connection between religious practice, beverage consumption and aesthetics in Tang and Song-dynasty China?
- In what ways did Buddhist institutions, individuals, and ideologies help to create meaning around a relatively new beverage?
- How can historians of religion and culture make sense of modes of consumption in the past?
An International Conference Organized by
UCSB Bren School of Environmental Sciences & Management
& College of Letters & Sciences
April 15, 2016: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
April 16, 2016: 9:00 am to 12 noon
McCune Hall, 6th floor, Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg. (HSSB)
El Colegio Road, U.C. Santa Barbara campus
Keynote Addresses by:
- Prof. Jianguo (“Jack”) Liu
Director, Center for Systems Integration & Sustainability, Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability; Distinguished Professor of Fisheries & Wildlife, Michigan State University
- Prof. Dale Jamieson
Founding Director of Environmental Studies & Animal Studies, Professor of Environmental Ethics, New York University
- Conference panels on environmental issues in China & the U.S.
- Papers presented by natural scientists, social scientists, media studies & humanities scholars, and political economists with six scientists and scholars visiting from China.
2016 International Conference on Taiwan Studies:
East Asian Colonial Cultures and Modern Societies in Comparative Perspectives
To promote the study of Taiwan’s literature, history, society, and culture from a comparative perspective and via interdisciplinary approaches, the Center for Taiwan Studies will convene an international conference to be held at UCSB on May 10–11, 2016. The theme of the 2016 International Conference on Taiwan Studies will be: “East Asian Colonial Cultures and Modern Societies in Comparative Perspectives” (東亞殖民地文化與現代社會的比較視野).
The Center for Taiwan Studies / The Lai Ho and Wu Cho-liu Endowment, UCSB
The Institute of Taiwan History at Academia Sinica, the Education Division at the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Los Angeles; and the College of Letters and Sciences, UCSB.
For more information, please contact Angela Borda.