Special Collections Featured in “The Way of Tea in Asia” Exhibition

"The Way of Tea in Asia." Books from Special Collections, Stony Brook University Libraries. Jacqueline M. Newman Chinese Cookbook Collection.

“The Way of Tea in Asia.” Books from Special Collections, Stony Brook University Libraries. Jacqueline M. Newman Chinese Cookbook Collection.

Books from the Jacqueline M. Newman Chinese Cookbook Collection, part of Special Collections of the University Libraries, are featured in the exhibition “The Way of Tea in China” from September 7 through December 10, 2017 in the Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery (lower level).

Cover, The Chinese Art of Tea by John Blofeld. Boston: Shambhala, 1985.

Cover, The Chinese Art of Tea by John Blofeld. Boston: Shambhala, 1985.

 

The exhibition highlights various tea cultures in Asia—touching Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, India, Taiwan, Tibet, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, among others—through a visual display and comparison of distinctive types of tea vessels. Each vessel—unique in terms of material, size, shape, and quality—will speak volumes on its origin country’s tea culture and social history.

 

The exhibition is curated by Jinyoung Jin, director of cultural programs at the Charles B. Wang Center. It is supported by Special Collections at SBU Libraries, the Center for Korean Studies at SBU, the Japan Center at SBU, the Korea Society, NYC Washitsus, the Taipei Cultural Center in New York, the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences (Calcutta), the Priya Paul Collection, and various private collections

Kristen Nyitray

Kristen Nyitray

Associate Librarian; Director, Special Collections and University Archives; and University Archivist at Stony Brook University Libraries
Contact her for research assistance with rare books, collections, historic maps, and SBU history. E-mail: kristen.nyitray@stonybrook.edu.
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