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Chow Chop Suey Food and the Chinese American Journey

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ISBN-10: 0231158602

ISBN-13: 9780231158602

Edition: 2016

Authors: Anne Mendelson

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Chinese food first became popular in America under the shadow of violence against Chinese aliens, a despised racial minority ineligible for United States citizenship. The founding of late-nineteenth-century "chop suey" restaurants that pitched an altered version of Cantonese cuisine to white patrons despite a virulently anti-Chinese climate is one of several pivotal events in Anne Mendelson's thoughtful history of American Chinese food. Chow Chop Suey uses cooking to trace different stages of the Chinese community's footing in the larger white society. Mendelson begins with the arrival of men from the poorest district of Canton Province during the Gold Rush. She describes the formation of…    
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List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/29/2016
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 0.65" wide x 0.93" long x 0.10" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

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