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This index section presents terms, names and concepts that occur in book The Ideologies of Japanese Tea; Subjectivity, Transience and National Identity. The entries are arranged in the alphabetical order. This provoking new study of the Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu) 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. It was in fact, Sen Soshitsu Xl, grandmaster of Urasenke, today the most globally prominent tea school, who argued in 1872 that tea should be viewed as the expression of the moral universe of the nation. A practising tea master himself, the author argues, however, that tea was many other things: it was privilege, politics, power and the lever for passion and commitment in the theatre of war.

Keywords: Japanese cultural values; Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu); quintessential component; Sen Soshitsu Xl



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