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Gourmets in the Land of Famine : the Culture and Politics of Rice in Modern Canton.

Author: Seung-Joon Lee
Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2010.
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This book project is a cultural history of rice consumption in the city of Canton (now Guangzhou), China's southernmost metropolis. Special emphasis is placed on the qualitative dimension of the local food culture and the dynamic interactions between the local society and the modern state.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lee, Seung-Joon.
Gourmets in the Land of Famine : The Culture and Politics of Rice in Modern Canton.
Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Seung-Joon Lee
ISBN: 9780804781763 0804781761
OCLC Number: 743693303
Description: 1 online resource (320 pages)
Contents: List of Maps, Figures, and Tables; Author's Note; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One: Feeding the City of Gourmets; 1. South of the Mountains: The Political Economy of the Pearl River Delta; 2. The Organization of Rice Supplies in Canton: The Formation of the Cantonese Provisioning Networks for Consumer Satisfaction; 3. Strengthening the Canton-Hong Kong Ties: Rice Relief and the Development of the Transnational Rice Business; 4. Politicizing the Enterprise: The Nationalist Revolution and the Cantonese Rice Business; Part Two: Saving the Nation from Famine. 5. Taste in Numbers: Science and the Chinese Food Problem6. Taxes and Strikes: The Foreign-Rice Tax and it's Social Repercussions; 7. Inventing "National Rice": The National Goods Movement and the Issue of Rice Quality; 8. Granary of the Empire, Laboratory of the Nation: The Canton-Hankow Railway and the Hunan Rice Sales Project in Canton; 9. Provincial Politics and National Rice: The Canton Famine of 1936-1937 and hte South China Rice Trading Corporations; Conclusion; Notes; Select Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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This book project is a cultural history of rice consumption in the city of Canton (now Guangzhou), China's southernmost metropolis. Special emphasis is placed on the qualitative dimension of the local food culture and the dynamic interactions between the local society and the modern state.

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