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Author Cross, Tim.

Title The ideologies of Japanese tea : subjectivity, transience and national identity / Tim Cross
Published Folkestone, UK : Global Oriental, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 317 pages) : illustrations
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-312) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Japanese tea ceremony -- Social aspects.
Japanese tea ceremony.
Japanese -- Ethnic identity.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1905246757
9004212981 (electronic bk.)
9789004212985 (electronic bk.)