Queanbeyan. Critical Social Work Publishing House. 2017. Stock ID #162026
Line illustrations, 105pp, paperback. "At the end of the 20th century, a young Australian botanist is sent to China by her secret boss to a secret place to find a secret plant that is wanted for a secret reason. "Don't ask, don't tell" are the orders of the day. But as the young woman moves deeper into the mystery, she discovers much more than a secret plant. As she learns about the history of tea, she inadvertently uncovers a series of historical, political and religious lies from which the Middle Kingdom has never recovered. Throughout her journey, her assumptions, her prejudices and her very identiry are confronted and challenged. By the end, she is changed forever to her core.
If you don't ike witnessing sacred cows being slaughered, this book isn't for you. But if you are a truth seeker, a thrill rider and a free thinker, this book will be your kindred spirit as you learn facts about China the newspapers never let youi read." Publisher's description.
Includes much on China's tea culture. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 162026).
Price: $19.95 AU