The ideologies of Japanese tea : subjectivity, transience and national identity /

This study of the Japanese tea ceremony examines the ideological foundation of its place in history and the broader context of Japanese cultural values where it has emerged as a so-called 'quintessential' component of the culture.

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Main Author: Cross, Tim.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Folkestone, UK : Global Oriental, 2009.
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Table of Contents:
  • What is twenty-first century tea?
  • Inventing the nation : Japanese culture politicizes nature
  • Lethal transience
  • Japanese harmony as nationalism : grand master tea for war and peace
  • Wartime tea literature : Rikyū, Hideyoshi, and Zen
  • Grand Master : Iemoto
  • Tea teachings as power : questioning legitimate authority
  • Teshigahara's Rikyū as historidal critique : representations, identities and relations
  • Lethal transience as nationalist fable : Kumai Kei's Sen no Rikyū : Honkakubō Ibun
  • National identity and tea subjectivities.