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Holland contributes to new book

James-Henry Holland of the Asian Languages and Cultures faculty is a contributor to a new book, “Japanese Tea Culture: Art, History and Practice,” edited by Morgan Pitelka and published by Routledge.

An online bookseller's description of the book notes that “From its origins as a distinct set of ritualized practices in the 16th century to its international expansion in the 20th, tea culture has had a major impact on artistic production, connoisseurship, etiquette, food, design and more recently, on notions of Japanese-ness.

“The authors dispel the myths around the development of tea practice, dispute the fiction of the dominance of aesthetics over politics in tea, and demonstrate that writing history has always been an integral part of tea culture.”

Holland, who has been a member of the faculty since 1994, holds a bachelor of arts degree from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky., a master of arts and his doctorate from Cornell.