Navigating the authenticity and nuances of Chinese cuisine, the author, a Shanghainese who has lived in the Europe for a decade now and the wife of an Italian chef, presents dishes from her mom's magical kitchen. From the cure-all nourishing soups, versatile cooking methods, the relentless pursue of seasonality and craftsmanship, these recipes are homey yet manage to retain finesse, tradition and philosophy of good food and they are all peppered with the author's personal recollection of family and her much-loved hometown. Personal, emotional and absolutely delicious.
Famine Relief in Warlord China is a reexamination of disaster responses during the greatest ecological crisis of the pre-Nationalist Chinese republic. In 1920–1921, drought and ensuing famine devastated more than 300 counties in five northern provinces, leading to some 500,000 deaths. Long credited to international intervention, the relief effort, Pierre Fuller shows, actually began from within Chinese social circles. Indigenous action from the household to the national level, modeled after Qing-era relief protocol, sustained the lives of millions of the destitute in Beijing, in the surrounding districts of Zhili (Hebei) Province, and along the migrant and refugee trail in Manchuria, all before joint foreign–Chinese international relief groups became a force of any significance. Using district gazetteers, stele inscriptions, and the era’s vibrant Chinese press, Fuller reveals how a hybrid civic sphere of military authorities working with the public mobilized aid and coordinated migrant movement within stricken communities and across military domains. Ultimately, the book’s spotlight on disaster governance in northern China in 1920 offers new insights into the social landscape just before the region’s descent, over the next decade, into incessant warfare, political struggle, and finally the normalization of disaster itself.
Popular wisdom maintains that the colourful Chinese quarters of Canadian, American, and Australian cities owe their existence to the generations of Chinese immigrants who have made their lives there. The restaurants, pagodas, and neon lights are seen as intrinsically connected to the Chinese and their immigrant experience in the West. Kay Anderson argues, however, that "Chinatown" is a Western construction, illustrative of a process of cultural domination that gave European settlers in North America and Australia the power to define and shape the district according to their own images and interests.
An Illustrated History of the Chinese in Vancouver
Author: Paul Yee
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
Written by Paul Yee, a third-generation Chinese-Canadian in search of his own roots as well as those of the community, Saltwater City brings the perceptions of a previously diffident community to its own history. A text resonant with often painful first-person recollections combines with 200 photographs, most reproduced for the first time, to form a chronological portrait of the community from its earliest beginnings to the present. With the assimilation of its people into the mainstream of Canadian life following World War II, Saltwater City, as early Chinese immigrants called the community, was threatened, but changes in attitude, government policy, and the opening of diplomatic relations with China instead caused a renaissance. Now, Vancouver's Chinese community totals over 150,000 people, enjoys considerable political and financial influence and has matured beyond recognition into one of Canada's most successful ethnic enclaves.
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Soups is a compilation of 60 exciting recipes that will inspire cooking enthusiasts to whip up and enjoy soups of various tastes and textures for every occasion. Whether hot or chilled, smooth or chunky, creamy or clear, the recipes featured in this book are guaranteed to delight! These include classics like Seafood Chowder and Winter Melon Soup with Ham as well as creative soups like Parsnip Soup with Amaretti and Hakka-inspired Thunder Tea Soup. Also included is a section on sweet soups such as Spiced Cherry Soup, Avocado Soup with Whisky Cream and Pineapple-basil Soup with Strawberry Sorbet. Each recipe in this cookbook is easy-to-follow and is accompanied by colourful photography and useful tips on how to create perfectly delicious soups in the home kitchen.
Middle-aged, single, and living in Germany, Thomas is unhappy with his love life. When Elisa, his chatroom friend in North Carolina, comes into his life, it seems that she might be his soulmate. Through their daily phone calls, emails, and even visits to each other abroad, Thomas starts to uncover the unsettling truths about Elisa's past and how it still haunts her. He doesn't understand the empty feeling he gets from her when she seems like the girl he has dreamed about his whole life. Although he wants to end the relationship, Thomas is afraid what Elisa might do in her mentally unstable state. Read "11/5" for a first-hand experience of all the complexities that love brings that we can all relate to.
British Columbia Politicians and Chinese and Japanese Immigrants, 1858-1914
Author: Patricia E. Roy
Publisher: UBC Press
Patricia E. Roy is the winner of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, Canadian Historical Association. A White Man's Province examines how British Columbians changed their attitudes towards Asian immigrants from one of toleration in colonial times to vigorous hostility by the turn of the century and describes how politicians responded to popular cries to halt Asian immigration and restrict Asian activities in the province.
The sale of food by the chinese Eateries has undergone the full cycle in North America, Europe and Australia. When the first Chinese workers came over the Chinese Eatery served to bring to the hungry men what they would eat if they were home. The basic noodle dish with a little bit of meat sustained many for a long time. The noodle captured the attention of foreigners and soon they discovered the subtle taste of Chinese cooking and became addicted, leading to the place of Chinese food as one of the most popular items in the taste of non-Chinese. In time the food became more and more what the non-Chinese customer wanted. The rise of the wealthy Chinese tourist has revived the standard of Chinese working outside of China. This book serves the purpose of teaching the non-Chinese how to please the Chinese diner and to please him with that unique blend of Chinese cooking styles, using non-Chinese ingredients, in a non-Chinese kitchen and serving Chinese customers from China. It has been a long learning journey to come so far but the end of the chinese Eatery bringing everything edible to the world has been reached.
This book offers a fresh perspective on the Chinese diaspora. It is about the mobilisation of knowledge across time and space, exploring the history of Chinese market gardening in Australia and New Zealand. It enlarges our understanding of processes of technological change and human mobility, highlighting the mobility of migrants as an essential element in the mobility and adaptation of technologies. Truly multidisciplinary, Chinese Market Gardening in Australia and New Zealand incorporates elements of economic, agricultural, social, cultural and environmental history, along with archaeology, to document how Chinese market gardeners from subtropical southern China adapted their horticultural techniques and technologies to novel environments and the demands of European consumers. It shows that they made a significant contribution to the economies of Australia and New Zealand, developing flexible strategies to cope with the vagaries of climate and changing business and social environments which were often hostile towards Asian immigrants. Chinese Market Gardening in Australia and New Zealand will appeal to students and scholars in the fields of the Chinese diaspora, in particular the history of the Chinese in Australasia; the history of technology; horticultural and garden history; and environmental history, as well as Asian studies more generally.