A hard journey to authenticity : narratives of Puer tea from Yunnan in Southwest China
This thesis examines narratives about the recent Puer tea fad in China, during which the production region, Yunnan, has experienced changes in both tea production and tea consumption. The thesis illustrates the unprecedented depth of the contentious fashioning and refashioning of a commodity during reform China's consumption revolution. The experience of Puer Tea demonstrates both enduring and transformed characteristics of Chinese cultural consumption. The rising commercialisation in...[Show more]
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