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From Canton Restaurant to Panda Express : a history of Chinese food in the United States

Author: Haiming Liu
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2015]
Series: Asian American studies today.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The story of Chinese Americans through the lens of food. From Canton Restaurant in 1849 to Panda Express today, Chinese food history in America spans over 150 years. Chinese 'Forty-niners' were mostly merchants and restaurateurs who migrated here not to dig gold but to do trade. Racism against the Chinese slowed down the growth of the Chinese restaurant business in the late 19th century, but it made a rebound in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Haiming Liu
ISBN: 9780813574752 0813574757 9780813574745 0813574749
OCLC Number: 900194119
Description: xi, 202 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Canton Restaurant and Chinese Forty-Niners --
Flags of yellow silk --
"Chinamen live on rice" --
Chop suey and racial America --
Kung Pao Kosher : American Jews and Chinese food --
General Tso's chicken made in Taiwan --
The San Gabriel Valley as a capital of Chinese food --
Who owns culture? --
Din Tai Fung as a global dumpling house --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Asian American studies today.
Responsibility: Haiming Liu.

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Takes readers on a compelling journey from the California Gold Rush to the present, letting readers witness both the profusion of Chinese restaurants across the US and the evolution of distinct  Read more...
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Haiming Liu turns the topic of restaurants into a discussion of Chinese American history and explores complex issues concerning race relations and ethnic identity, as well as political and regional Read more...

 
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