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).
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