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Saturday University: Tea Revives the World

Sat Nov 19 2016

Asian Art Museum

Emma Baillargeon Stimson Auditorium

9:30 AM – 11 AM

SATURDAY UNIVERSITY LECTURE SERIES
TEA TIMES: CULTURES, COMMERCE, AND CONFLICT

The history of tea is steeped in philosophy, literature, art, and world trade. Take an in-depth look at wild plants, distinct pleasures, and imperial exploitation as eight scholars present a few remarkable moments from the long story of tea.

Tea Revives the World: Advertising a Global Commodity during the Great Depression
Tea planters of India and Ceylon hatch a marketing strategy
Erika Rappaport, University of California, Santa Barbara

Tea planters in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and India collaborated on marketing tea in the 1930s, to sell tea in their own countries, Continental Europe, the UK, Africa, and the US. Their advertising shows the fullest reach of the British Empire, and their aim to change cultural traditions in all those places.

OTHER LECTURES IN THIS SERIES

OCT 1

The Origins and Spread of Tea-drinking in China and the World

OCT 8

Buddhism and the Invention of Tea Culture in Medieval China

OCT 15

Engaging the Object: The Art of Tea in Sixteenth Century Japan

OCT 22

Tea Horse Road: China’s Ancient Trade Route to Tibet

OCT 29

No Lecture

NOV 5

Consuming Empires, Consuming Desires: Images of Tea Times and Tea Labors

NOV 12

The Power and Pleasure of Tea Bowls in Japan

NOV 19

Tea Revives the World: Advertising a Global Commodity during the Great Depression

NOV 26

No Lecture

DEC 3

Can a Plantation Be Fair? Paradoxes and Promises of Fair Trade in Darjeeling, India

Saturday University is presented in partnership with the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies and the Elliott Bay Book Company.

Series tickets are no longer available.
Individual lecture tickets at the door as available: $10, SAM members $5
Please arrive to your seat 10 minutes before the program starts or your seat may be released.

Image: MacDonald Gill, 1940.