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American Chinese restaurants : society, culture and consumption

Author: Jenny Banh; Haiming Liu
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With case studies from the USA, Canada, Chile, and other countries in Latin America, American Chinese Restaurants examines the lived experiences of what it is like to work in a Chinese restaurant. This is the first book to use personal histories to document analyze American Chinese restaurant world. It will be of interest to general readers as well as to scholars, college students from undergraduate to graduate who  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny Banh; Haiming Liu
ISBN: 9781138599864 1138599867 9780367273163 0367273160
OCLC Number: 1088909633
Description: xxx, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Creating and negotiating "Chineseness" through Chinese restaurants in Santiago, Chile / Carol Chan and Maria Montt Strabucchi --
From Chinese donuts to leek cakes : navigating Los Angeles Chinatown's Golden Waters / Frances Huynh --
Feeding prejudices : Chinese fondas and the culinary making of national identity in Peru / Patricia Palma and José Ragas --
Selling donuts in the fragmented metropolis : Chinese Cambodian donut shops in Los Angeles and the practices of Chinese restaurants / Erin M. Curtis --
Talk doesn't cook rice : Chinese restaurants and the Chinese (American) dream in Ohio / Anthony Miller --
Surveying the genealogy of Chinese restaurant in Mexico : from high-end franchises to makeshift stands / Yong Chen --
Live at the China Royal : a funky ode to Fall River's chow mein sandwich / Oliver Wang --
Under the banner of Northern Chinese cuisine : invention of the pan-China cuisine in American Chinese restaurants / David Y.H. Wu --
Oriental Palaces : Chin F. Foin and Chinese dine sining in exclusion-era Chicago / Samuel King --
P.F. Chang's and Chinese food history in America / Haiming Liu --
Chinese restaurants and Jewish American culture / Jacob R. Levin --
Last tango in Argentina / Cheuk Kwan --
Chinese restaurant kids speak about labor, lifeways and legacies / Jenny Banh --
Chinese American chef Ming Tsai : life of East and West hybridity / Jenny Banh --
Culinary Ambassador chef Martin Yan Speaks : life, "authenticity" and the future of Chinese restaurants / Jenny Banh --
Prologue: What number did I get? / written by Isha Aran ; illustrated by Karl Orozco --
#372 And #1 a winning combo / written by Isha Aran, Daniel Tam-Claiborne, Sophia Park and Julian Tucker ; illustrated by Karl Orozco and Sophia Park --
#249 dim sum drama / written and illustrated by Isha Aran --
#818 first in our hearts / written and illustrated by Amelea Kim --
A visual habitat study for Chinese restaurants in a California conurbation / Nicholas Bauch and Rick Miller --
Redefining and challenging the boundaries of Chinese cuisine : a visually based exploration of Uyghur restaurants in the United States / Christopher Sullivan --
Diasporic counterpublics : the Chinese restaurant as institution and installation in Canada / Lily Cho --
Toy's Chinese restaurants : exploring the political dimension of race through the built environment / Hongyan Yang.
Responsibility: edited by Jenny Banh and Haiming Liu.

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"With case studies from the USA, Canada, Chile, and other countries in Latin America, American Chinese Restaurants examines the lived experiences of what it is like to work in a Chinese restaurant. This is the first book to use personal histories to document analyze American Chinese restaurant world. It will be of interest to general readers as well as to scholars, college students from undergraduate to graduate who wish to know Chinese restaurant life and understand relationship between food and society"--

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