The Ancient and Modern Art of Chinese Liquor
By Edited by Hu Shanyuan  Publisher: The Commercial Press, Ltd.
Paper Back
2023-01-01 | ISBN: 9787100205573
Rights Manager: Guo Chaofeng

The book is a compilation of literature on Chinese liquor collected from various book series and notes of past dynasties. It is divided into three volumes. The first volume “Monograph” includes important works on Chinese liquor such as Jiu Jing (Classic of Liquor), Jiu Erya (Dictionary of Liquor), and Jiu Pu (Basics of Liquor), and articles on liquor making and liquor tasting in classics such as Baopuzi, Qimin Yaoshu (Essential Techniques for the Welfare of the People), Bencao Gangmu (Compendium of Materia Medica), and Ri Zhi Lu (Record of Daily Study). The second volume “Arts and Literature” contains literati’s poems, proses, and comments that praise liquor and express their emotions and aspirations evoked by drinking. The third volume “Stories” includes the historical facts, allusions, anecdotes, and customs related to liquor in literati’s notes. With the extensive and complete materials, the book is a good choice for Chinese liquor researchers and liquor culture enthusiasts.