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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


Food

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0058
Subject:
History, Asian History

Peking hosts a magnificent selection of regional Chinese restaurants. This aspect alone makes the trip worthwhile. Food has occupied a central role in Chinese life for thousands of years, as can be ... 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


Chinese Take-Out

Robert Ji-Song Ku

in Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839215
eISBN:
9780824869465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839215.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the cultural legitimacy of Chinese take-out and Chinese food more generally. It first considers the quintessential American character of Chinese restaurants before discussing ... More


A Brief History of Chinese Situation Comedies: Reconciling Consumer Modernity and Confucian Womanhood

Di Miao

in TV Drama in China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099401
eISBN:
9789882207646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099401.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines the development of Chinese situation comedies, beginning with Stories from an Editorial Office (Bianjibu de gushi, 1992) in the early 1990s. It then discusses how the US sitcom ... More


America's First Culinary Revolution, or How a Girl from Gopher Prairie Came to Dine on Eggs Fooyung

Susan B. Carter

in Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771856
eISBN:
9780804777629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771856.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter, which discusses the employment opportunities of Chinese Americans through a history of the spread of Chinese restaurants in America, examines the impacts of the Chinese Exclusion Act of ... More


Conclusion: The Home of No Return

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/9780231168922.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents the author's reflections upon returning to China in 1997 after spending 12 years in the United States. He cites how food has served as a vital signifier of identity in his ... More


Monosodium Glutamate

Robert Ji-Song Ku

in Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839215
eISBN:
9780824869465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839215.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses monosodium glutamate (MSG), a dubious chemical food additive found in a variety of Chinese foods. It first considers the rap against MSG and the resulting “No MSG” disclaimer ... More


Formalization of the Models and Inference

Timothy J. O’Donnell and Noah D. Goodman

in Productivity and Reuse In Language: A Theory of Linguistic Computation and Storage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028844
eISBN:
9780262326803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028844.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter the mathematical details of the models studied in this book. It also discusses the inference algorithms used for each of the models and various other issues of practical concern for the ... More


China Nights

Phyllis Birnbaum

in Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy: The Story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the Cross-Dressing Spy Who Commanded Her Own Army

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152181
eISBN:
9780231526340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152181.003.0024
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on Kawashima Yoshiko's relationship with Yamaguchi Yoshiko, a famed singer-actress known as Li Xianglan in China and as Ri Kōran in Japan. Yoshiko first met Yamaguchi Yoshiko in ... More


The fifth taste: What is umami?

Ole G. Mouritsen, Klavs Styrbæk, and Jonas Drotner Mouritsen

in Umami: Unlocking the Secrets of the Fifth Taste

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168908
eISBN:
9780231537582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168908.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter focuses on the fifth taste: umami. Even though the word umami had been used in Japan for hundreds of years to signify the concept of something delicious, people only became truly ... More


Inventing New Signals

Jason McKenzie Alexander and Sandy L. Zabell

in Social Dynamics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199652822
eISBN:
9780191779367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652822.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A model for inventing new signals is introduced in the context of sender–receiver games with reinforcement learning. If the invention parameter is set to zero, it reduces to basic Roth–Erev learning ... More


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