M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9789622097773
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207585 | DOI:

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In any event, traditional spirits are an integral part of Old Peking that cannot be avoided and, with some presence of mind, can actually be enjoyed. Springs in Old Peking produced a rough tasting water. In traditional Peking society, drinking was encouraged and little stigma was attached to someone who had taken a bit too much on board. Certainly, China's greatest poets never shrank from a drink. It specifically addresses beer, fruit wine, rice wine, spirits, and miscellaneous wines.

Keywords: Old Peking; drinking; beer; fruit wine; rice wine; spirits; miscellaneous wines

Chapter.  2571 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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