Brown University Library Reception for Cross-Straits Tea Exchanges Association

On Monday, May 21 at 11am, Brown University Library hosted a welcome reception for distinguished guests from the Cross-Straits Tea Exchanges Association in the Laura and David Finn Reading Room of the John D. Rockefeller Library. The delegation of the association was led by Mr. Zhang Jiakun, former Executive Vice Governor of Fujian Province, China.  Mr. Zhang donated to Brown Library his calligraphic works and books, including Tie Guanyin da dian 铁观音大典 (Encyclopedia of Tie Guanyin, a representative type of oolong tea).  Mr. Bing Ling, Chair of the Association for Chinese Writers in the U.S.,  also contributed a number of new Chinese writers’ signature works. Two master tea performers demonstrated briefly the traditional Chinese tea ceremony, chadao, the “Way of Tea.”