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    DescriptionIn the seventh century, during the Chinese Tang Dynasty, Tibetans began drinking fermented black tea, a valuable addition to their restricted diet of meat and milk. Beginning as an aristocratic delicacy, it quickly became a staple, but it had to be imported, first from southern Yunnan, with a secondary route from Ya'an in Sichuan. The Chinese on the other hand, had a need for war horses and the sturdy Tibetan horses were ideal. As a result a two-way trade route arose during the Song Dynasty and became known as the Cha Ma Dao, the Tea-Horse Road, a 2,300 kilometre journey from southern Yunnan to Lhasa at its core.

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    The Tea Horse Road
    China's Ancient Trade Road to Tibet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Freeman, By (author) Selena Ahmed
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 332
    Width: 298 mm
    Height: 298 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 2,839 g
    ISBN 13: 9789749863930
    ISBN 10: 9749863933

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPCT
    BISAC V2.8: TRV019000
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3F, 3H
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF, KCLT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    B&T General Subject: 800
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    B&T Approval Code: A19240000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
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    BIC subject category V2: HBLC1
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    Libri: I-AP
    BISAC V2.8: TRV003000, PHO019000, CKB019000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 07
    BIC subject category V2: 3H, 3F
    DC22: 951.5
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPCT
    DC22: 915.1, 951.024
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DS793.S6445 F74 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WTH, KCL, NHF
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3KL
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FPC
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3KH, 3K
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FPCT
    Illustrations note
    262 col
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    Publication date
    16 March 2011
    Author Information
    Michael Freeman, whose previous publications with 'River Books' include 'Ancient Angkor' and 'Palaces of the Gods', has specialised in Asia for most of his career, and has published more than 100 books.