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Chopsticks : a cultural and culinary history

Author: Q Edward Wang
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chopsticks have become a quintessential part of the Japanese, Chinese and Korean culinary experience across the globe, with more than one fifth of the world's population using them daily to eat. In this vibrant, highly original account of the history of chopsticks, Q. Edward Wang charts their evolution from a simple eating implement in ancient times to their status as a much more complex, cultural symbol today. "--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wang, Q. Edward, 1958-
Chopsticks
(DLC) 2014021293
(OCoLC)881469397
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Q Edward Wang
ISBN: 9781316203675 1316203670 9781139161855 1139161857 1316207315 9781316207314
OCLC Number: 900943968
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2015
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Why chopsticks? Their origin and original function; 3. Dish, rice or noodle? The changing use of chopsticks; 4. Forming a chopsticks cultural sphere: Vietnam, Japan, Korea and beyond; 5. Using chopsticks: customs, manners and etiquette; 6. A pair inseparable: chopsticks as gift, metaphor and symbol; 7. 'Bridging' food cultures in the world; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Q. Edward Wang.

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