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After the Great Smash: Tea Mania, Overseas Capital, and Labor Intensification in Assam

Andrew B. Liu

in Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300243734
eISBN:
9780300252330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243734.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes how, in the late nineteenth century, Indian tea initially thrived not because of its adherence to the ideals of civilization and freedom but precisely due to its reliance on an ... More


Introduction

Andrew B. Liu

in Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300243734
eISBN:
9780300252330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243734.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter provides a background of Chinese and Indian tea. It was in early imperial China where tea was first ritually imbibed as a medicinal and religious drink, and it was ... More


The Two Tea Countries: A Brief History of the Global Tea Trade

Andrew B. Liu

in Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300243734
eISBN:
9780300252330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243734.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces the history of tea cultivation and consumption in imperial China, its popularity in Euro-American markets, and experimental colonial projects to transplant cultivation to eastern ... More


Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India

Andrew B Liu

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300243734
eISBN:
9780300252330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243734.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Tea remains the world's most popular commercial drink today, and at the turn of the twentieth century, it represented the largest export industry of both China and colonial India. In analyzing the ... More


Conclusion

Andrew B. Liu

in Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300243734
eISBN:
9780300252330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243734.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter synthesizes the various stories from the Chinese and Indian tea war into a handful of observations about history and historiography. First, this book has given substance to a ... More


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