Published at Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:00:56 +0000
After the Opium Wars, China was slowly”opened ” with a succession of wars in 1856, 1861, 1871, and 1894…. The rivalry between retailers was almost exactly mirrored by the rivalry between the Christian sects…. The material treasures of China dispersed all around the world or were destroyed. The destruction of the genius for design and craftsmanship matched the reduction of this cornucopia of three millennia of civilization. The Chinese became copiers or coolies… To get a pot of tea, an individual might say, Chinese culture was quite practically ruined.
We’re heading back to the archives to revisit these classic articles by James Norwood Pratt. This post includes the two-part sequence”The Ruin of China” along with the stand alone”Teas of the World Today”. If you’d love to read as a sequence we have added a hyperlink to the conclusion of each one to take you, or you can choose that you would like to peruse under. Enjoy!
Duration and the brilliance of the civilization is simply unparalleled in history. Most people know only about China’s…(Read )
Henry Hobhouse, Seeds of Change: Five Plants that Transformed Mankind
The tea plant is a wonder of plant, as now and ever will be. Of its own eighty-some sisters from the Camellia household, It’s the only one…(Read )
To his abandoned charge, England’s Walter Savage Landor was alone among her poets in lamenting the ruin of China…(Read )