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Journal of Tea Science ›› 2023, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (3): 437-446.doi: 10.13305/j.cnki.jts.2023.03.013

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Ecological Thoughts in Ancient Chinese Tea Books and Their Contemporary Value

LIU Xinqiu, DU Xiya   

  1. College of Humanities and Social Development, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
  • Received:2022-10-05 Revised:2022-12-07 Online:2023-06-15 Published:2023-06-29

Abstract: Chinese traditional ecological thoughts with the core of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism culture, in the pursuit of harmony in the process of human and nature, are consisted of a series of environmental protection and respect for life. It is formed by the particular geographical environment, political status, economic conditions and cultural factors, which thereby formed an agriculture production system of intensive cultivation. Under the influence of the ecological thoughts, a special system of tea planting management and tea drinking methods has been established in the production and development of tea industry, which was mostly recorded in the tea books of all dynasties. The ecological thoughts of tea industry were embodied in different periods, including the historical understanding of tea planting ecological environment, the development and evolution of tea garden management technologies and the stage change of tea drinking mode. The ecological concept of ancient tea industry has been inherited and can still be used for reference and implementation today.

Key words: ancient tea book, tea industry, ecological thoughts, ecological practice, contemporary value

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