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China To Chinatown

Author : J.A.G. Roberts
ISBN : 1861892276
Genre : Cooking
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China to Chinatown tells the story of one of the most notable examples of the globalization of food: the spread of Chinese recipes, ingredients and cooking styles to the Western world. Beginning with the accounts of Marco Polo and Franciscan missionaries, J.A.G. Roberts describes how Westerners’ first impressions of Chinese food were decidedly mixed, with many regarding Chinese eating habits as repugnant. Chinese food was brought back to the West merely as a curiosity. The Western encounter with a wider variety of Chinese cuisine dates from the first half of the 20th century, when Chinese food spread to the West with emigrant communities. The author shows how Chinese cooking has come to be regarded by some as among the world’s most sophisticated cuisines, and yet is harshly criticized by others, for example on the grounds that its preparation involves cruelty to animals. Roberts discusses the extent to which Chinese food, as a facet of Chinese culture overseas, has remained differentiated, and questions whether its ethnic identity is dissolving. Written in a lively style, the book will appeal to food historians and specialists in Chinese culture, as well as to readers interested in Chinese cuisine.
Category: Cooking

Chinatown And China City In Los Angeles

Author : Jenny Cho
ISBN : 0738581658
Genre : History
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By 1900, the Chinese population of Los Angeles City and County had grown to over 3,000 residents who were primarily situated around an enclave called Old Chinatown. When Old Chinatown was razed to build Union Station, Chinese business owners led by Peter SooHoo Sr. purchased land a few blocks north of downtown to build New Chinatown. Both New Chinatown and another enclave called China City opened in 1938, but China City ultimately closed down after a series of fires.
Category: History

Trying To Find Chinatown

Author : David Henry Hwang
ISBN : 9781559366694
Genre : Drama
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A major collection by the preeminent Asian-American playwright.
Category: Drama


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ISBN : IND:30000046850586
Genre : Cultural property
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Category: Cultural property

The Globalization Of Chinese Food

Author : David Y. H. Wu
ISBN : 0824825829
Genre : Social Science
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Eleven anthropological essays presented by field researchers Wu and Cheung discuss a wide-ranging area of topics related to the meaning of Chinese food to understanding human culture. Noting that the study of Chinese food practices have attracted little study precisely because of the relative absence of food taboos or food-connected emotionalism (compare, for example, Jewish, Catholic, or Islamic prescriptions on food), the editors argue that an ethnography of food in China can tell us a lot about Chinese cultural practices in the era of globalization. The papers look at the preparation and consumption of Chinese food within China, among the Chinese Diaspora, and in the wider world. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Social Science

Home Health In Chinatown

Author : United States. Health Services Administration. Bureau of Community Health Services
ISBN : UOM:39015085851098
Genre : Chinese
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Category: Chinese

San Francisco S Chinatown

Author : Judy Yung
ISBN : 0738531308
Genre : History
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An evocative collection of vintage photographs traces the history of San Francisco's Chinatown, the largest and oldest Chinese enclave outside of Asia, from the Gold Rush era to the present day, capturing the realities of everyday life, as well as the changes in the community, the challenges confronting the Chinese immigrants, and its rich cultural heritage. Original.
Category: History

Unemployment And Crime

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime
ISBN : UOM:39015013771038
Genre : Unemployment and crime
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Category: Unemployment and crime

From China To Canada

Author : Harry Con
ISBN : UVA:X000763150
Genre : History
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Category: History

American Chinatown

Author : Bonnie Tsui
ISBN : 9781416558361
Genre : Social Science
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CHINATOWN, U.S.A.: a state of mind, a world within a world, a neighborhood that exists in more cities than you might imagine. Every day, Americans find "something different" in Chinatown's narrow lanes and overflowing markets, tasting exotic delicacies from a world apart or bartering for a trinket on the street -- all without ever leaving the country. It's a place that's foreign yet familiar, by now quite well known on the Western cultural radar, but splitting the difference still gives many visitors to Chinatown the sense, above all, that things are not what they seem -- something everyone in popular culture, from Charlie Chan to Jack Nicholson, has been telling us for decades. And it's true that few visitors realize just how much goes on beneath the surface of this vibrant microcosm, a place with its own deeply felt history and stories of national cultural significance. But Chinatown is not a place that needs solving; it's a place that needs a more specific telling. In American Chinatown, acclaimed travel writer Bonnie Tsui takes an affectionate and attentive look at the neighborhood that has bewitched her since childhood, when she eagerly awaited her grandfather's return from the fortune-cookie factory. Tsui visits the country's four most famous Chinatowns -- San Francisco (the oldest), New York (the biggest), Los Angeles (the film icon), Honolulu (the crossroads) -- and makes her final, fascinating stop in Las Vegas (the newest; this Chinatown began as a mall); in her explorations, she focuses on the remarkable experiences of ordinary people, everyone from first-to fifth-generation Chinese Americans. American Chinatown breaks down the enigma of Chinatown by offering narrative glimpses: intriguing characters who reveal the realities and the unexpected details of Chinatown life that American audiences haven't heard. There are beauty queens, celebrity chefs, immigrant garment workers; there are high school kids who are changing inner-city life in San Francisco, Chinese extras who played key roles in 1940s Hollywood, new arrivals who go straight to dealer school in Las Vegas hoping to find their fortunes in their own vision of "gold mountain." Tsui's investigations run everywhere, from mom-and-pop fortune-cookie factories to the mall, leaving no stone unturned. By interweaving her personal impressions with the experiences of those living in these unique communities, Tsui beautifully captures their vivid stories, giving readers a deeper look into what "Chinatown" means to its inhabitants, what each community takes on from its American home, and what their experience means to America at large. For anyone who has ever wandered through Chinatown and wondered what it was all about, and for Americans wanting to understand the changing face of their own country, American Chinatown is an all-access pass.
Category: Social Science

Chinatown And Little Tokyo

Author : Stanford M. Lyman
ISBN : UCSC:32106017097061
Genre : Social Science
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Chinatown Lives

Author : Lena Sze
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114236180
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Consisting of twenty-two interviews with a diverse array of Chinatown residents and framed by three essays situating the interviews in a social and political context, this book focuses on residents' definitions of their own community and neighborhood in terms of people, events, and institutions.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Chinatown Economic Adaptation And Ethnic Identity Of The Chinese

Author : Bernard P. Wong
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004548116
Genre : Social Science
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"This case study analyzes the structural adaptations that Chinese American communities in general, and the New York Chinatown in particular, have made to survive in American society."--Foreword.
Category: Social Science


Author : Chalsa M. Loo
ISBN : UOM:39015024969514
Genre : History
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In this significant scholarly contribution to the study of ethnic minorities, Loo documents a distinctive American community--Chinatown, San Francisco. Based on an interview survey of residents, Loo's study tests prevailing psychological and sociological theories, and ultimately dispels stereotypes about Asian Americans, replacing them with empirically derived realities of American life. It provides data on the major domains of life for all Americans, but particularly for ethnic Americans: neighborhood, crowding, physical and mental health, employment, language and cultural barriers, and the condition of men and women.
Category: History

Chinatown News

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ISBN : UCAL:B3274258
Genre : Chinese
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Category: Chinese

San Francisco S Chinatown

Author : Nayan Bhupendra Shah
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019552814
Genre : Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)
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Category: Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)

Hometown Chinatown

Author : Eva Armentrout Ma
ISBN : 9781317775812
Genre : Political Science
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Focusing on the local history of the Chinese in Oakland, California, this study examines common stereotypes in the early Chinese community and Chinatown organizations.
Category: Political Science