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History lecture to focus on Chinese tea in the world market

November 7, 2008

Wake Forest University’s history department will host a lecture by Peter Perdue, professor of history at Yale University, titled “From the Hills to the Salon: Chinese Tea in the World Market” at 6 p.m. Nov. 17.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium.

Perdue researches modern Chinese and Japanese social and economic history, history of frontiers and world history.  He is the author of “Exhausting the Earth: State and Peasant in Hunan 1500-1850 A.D.” and “China Marches West: Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia.”  He has also written on grain markets in China, agricultural development and environmental history. 

The lecture is part of the Borderlands in World History lecture series.

For more information about the event, call (336) 758-5501.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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