The emergence of a Chinese wine cluster or a desire to domesticate the natural world

Globalities of wine
By Boris-Mathieu Pétric

With over 850,000 hectares of vineyards, China has rapidly become one of the world’s leading wine producers. This development has been driven by strong public support for the sector. The gigantic Yantai Changyu Wine International City project illustrates a particularly Chinese desire to domesticate both the plant world and the behavior of its citizens. This vast wine tourism complex is both an area of production and a space of consumption where activities are closely supervised by the public authorities. The emergence of this unique wine culture raises questions about China's role in the spread of a logic of domestication on a global scale.

  • Wine
  • China
  • Domestication
  • Nature
  • France
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