JAMES BENN at Seattle Asian Art Museum
Saturday University Tea Times: Cultures, Commerce, and Conflict Lecture Series, presented by the GARDNER CENTER FOR ASIAN ART AND IDEAS, in partnership with the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON JACKSON SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES and ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY. This morning continues this fall’s lecture series featuring scholars, practitioners, and others who will discuss aspects of the part tea has played in Asia’s commerce, religious practices, and the arts. Today’s speaker is James Benn, a professor at McMaster University and author of Tea in China: A Religious and Cultural History, will talk on “Buddhism and the Invention of Tea Culture in Medieval China.” Please see www.seattleartmuseum.org or call 206.654.3210 for information on series and individual lecture tickets and their purchase. Free simulcast viewing is generally available in the Alvord Board room. The Seattle Asian Art Museum is at 1400 E. Prospect in Volunteer Park.