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The Resource Robert Fortune : the tea thief, by Diane Perelsztejn, (electronic resource)

Robert Fortune : the tea thief, by Diane Perelsztejn, (electronic resource)

Label
Robert Fortune : the tea thief
Title
Robert Fortune
Title remainder
the tea thief
Statement of responsibility
by Diane Perelsztejn
Creator
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This fascinating film chronicles the role that tea played in the expansion of the British Empire as it sought to dominate trade throughout the world. It follows the audacious espionage mission of a botanist, Robert Fortune, who in the mid 18th century was entrusted by the East India Trading company to wrest the secret of tea production from Imperial China, the sole supplier of this prized beverage. China had been growing tea for over 5,000 years and fiercely guarded its monopoly. To satisfy Europe's taste for the beverage, Britain had to buy tea with silver because it had no commodity the Chinese wanted to exchange for tea. But then opium came into the picture. By growing opium in India and exporting it to China the British turned a quarter of the Chinese population into addicts. When the Chinese Emperor banned the importation of opium, the infamous Opium Wars began. The British then turned their attention to tea, engaging Robert Fortune to steal the prized plants along with the secrets of how to grow it in the Himalayas. In Fortune's own words from his journal, the film details how this mission was accomplished. It also reveals the importance of such a commodity to the economy of three major Asian nations will interest not only students of Asian history, but tea lovers everywhere!
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perelsztejn, Diane
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
52
Series statement
Global business and economics in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fortune, Robert
  • Tea
  • Tea
Target audience
general
Label
Robert Fortune : the tea thief, by Diane Perelsztejn, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BUSV;1655006
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1655006/busv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781503407459
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503407459
  • (OCoLC)747799307
Video recording format
other
Label
Robert Fortune : the tea thief, by Diane Perelsztejn, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BUSV;1655006
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1655006/busv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781503407459
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503407459
  • (OCoLC)747799307
Video recording format
other

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