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Conclusion: Heliotropic Manoeuvres

Olivia Khoo

in The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098794
eISBN:
9789882207516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter employs the metaphor of the heliotrope to characterize the Chinese exotic's regional turn towards a self-conscious Asian region. It also attempts to situate the Chinese exotic ... More


Scribes of Gastronomy: Representations of Food and Drink in Imperial Chinese Literature

Isaac Yue and Siufu Tang (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139972
eISBN:
9789888180967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139972.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The culture of food and drink occupies a central role in the development of Chinese civilization, and the language of gastronomy has been a vital theme in a range of literary productions. From ... More


Reading Food in Modern Japanese Literature

Tomoko Aoyama

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832858
eISBN:
9780824868925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832858.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Literature, like food, is, in Terry Eagleton's words, “endlessly interpretable,” and food, like literature, “looks like an object but is actually a relationship.” So how much do we, and should we, ... More


Folding Chinese Boxes: Sensing the Chinese Exotic

Olivia Khoo

in The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098794
eISBN:
9789882207516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the theoretical foundations for the concept of the fold and outlines its principles as they relate to the Chinese exotic. The fold demonstrates a movement which negotiates ... More


Women's Work and Women's Food in Lineage Land*

Helen F. Siu (ed.)

in Merchants' Daughters: Women, Commerce, and Regional Culture in South China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099692
eISBN:
9789882207189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099692.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on women's work and women's food in the New Territories of Hong Kong in the twentieth century. It argues that in the study of early modern South China, the lineage model has ... More


The ambiguity of halal food in Hong Kong

Paul O’Connor

in Islam in Hong Kong: Muslims and Everyday Life in China's World City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139576
eISBN:
9789888180165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139576.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 7 brings an even sharper focus to the discussion of religious practices by looking at the topic of halal food. This chapter sheds an important light on the ambiguity of food choices in Hong ... More


Food and the Literati: The Gastronomic Discourse of Imperial Chinese Literature

Siufu Tang and Isaac Yue

in Scribes of Gastronomy: Representations of Food and Drink in Imperial Chinese Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139972
eISBN:
9789888180967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139972.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The representation of gastronomy has a long tradition in China as one of its most distinguished and cherished heritages. Whether it is Su Shi's gourmet search for the perfect taste or Cao Xueqin's ... More


From Conservatism to Romanticism: Wine and Prose-Writing from Pre-Qin to Jin

Tak Kam Chan

in Scribes of Gastronomy: Representations of Food and Drink in Imperial Chinese Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139972
eISBN:
9789888180967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139972.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the uniqueness of wine within the trope of food literature by charting the changing prosaic conceptualization of this substance from the pre-Qin era to Wei-Jin period. By ... More


The Morality of Drunkenness in Chinese Literature of the Third Century CE

Nicholas Morrow Williams

in Scribes of Gastronomy: Representations of Food and Drink in Imperial Chinese Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139972
eISBN:
9789888180967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139972.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the shifting associations of alcohol with ethical and political order in gastronomic literature from around the third century CE. By analysing in details the writings of Ruan ... More


Making Poetry with Alcohol: Wine Consumption in Tao Qian, Li Bai and Su Shi

Charles Kwong

in Scribes of Gastronomy: Representations of Food and Drink in Imperial Chinese Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139972
eISBN:
9789888180967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139972.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Noting the importance of wine as an ancient poetic motif in China's literary tradition, this chapter examines the significance of wine eulogy in the poetic works of Tao Qian, Li Bai, and Su Shi and ... More


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