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The Makers of American Chinese Food

Yong Chen

in Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168922
eISBN:
9780231538169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168922.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The rise to prominence of American Chinese food in turn-of-the-century markets was shaped by the interplay between Chinese restaurant owners and their non-Chinese consumers. This chapter first ... More


The Cradle of Chinese Food

Yong Chen

in Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168922
eISBN:
9780231538169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168922.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the critical role that American Chinatown played in the transplantation and spread of Chinese food. As a cradle of America's Chinese food, Chinatown was where this food was ... More


Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America

Yong Chen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168922
eISBN:
9780231538169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168922.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book offers an interpretation of the rise of Chinese food in the United States and reveals the forces that made this cuisine ubiquitous in the American gastronomic landscape. It describes how ... More


Introduction: Chop Suey, The Big Mac of the Pre-Mcdonald’s Era

Yong Chen

in Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168922
eISBN:
9780231538169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168922.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This introductory chapter discusses the rise of Chinese food in America's gastronomical landscape in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and sets out the book's central question: Why ... More


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