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EU ambassador: tea culture originates in China

Updated: 2020-11-24 10:00:00

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Tea is a quintessential part of Chinese people's life. In this video, Nicolas Chapuis, ambassador of the European Union to China, talks about the etymology of the word "tea", its very root in Chinese culture, and how it's been adopted into other languages.

A sinologist, translator, as well as a diplomat, Chapuis graduated in Paris with a MA and DEA in Chinese studies. He has introduced many Chinese literati to France, including Qian Zhongshu, Yang Jiang and Ba Jin. The ambassador is also the first to translate a full poetry collection by Du Fu into French.

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