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To the people, food is heaven : stories of food and life in a changing China

Title
To the people, food is heaven : stories of food and life in a changing China / Audra Ang ; foreword by Ken Hom.
Author
Ang, Audra.
Publication
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2012.

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Description
x, 286 pages : illustrations, map; 24 cm
Subjects
Contents
Welcome to heaven -- Farmer Tsu's last chicken -- Dissent is a dish best served cold -- The great migration -- Have some tea -- Happy country home -- Poisoned heaven and legacy garden -- Meals in the quake zone.
Call Number
JFE 17-2226
ISBN
  • 9780762773923
  • 0762773928
LCCN
2012034091
Author
Ang, Audra.
Title
To the people, food is heaven : stories of food and life in a changing China / Audra Ang ; foreword by Ken Hom.
Imprint
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2012.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
In the world's next superpower, life is comfortable for some, but for many it's still a hand-to-mouth struggle for a full stomach, somewhere to call home, wages for work done, and freedom to speak openly. In a place where few things are more important than food, "Have you eaten yet?" is another way of saying hello. After traversing the country and meeting its people, Audra Ang shares her delicious experiences with us. She explains how a fluffy spring onion omelet encapsulates China's drive for rural development, tells of a clandestine cup of salty yak butter tea shared with a Tibetan monk during a military crackdown, gives bite-size histories of tea and Peking Duck, and even investigates mysterious lake monsters. You'll have lunch with some of the country's most enduring activists, savor heart-rending meals with earthquake survivors, and get to know a house cleaner who makes the best fried chicken in Beijing. Ang scrutinizes the gaping divide between rich and poor, urban and rural reform, intolerance for dissent, and the growing dissatisfaction with those in power through the stories of ordinary Chinese. To the People, Food is Heaven provides a fresh perspective beyond the country's anonymous identity as an economic powerhouse, offering a terrific, wide-ranging feast that is the new China.
Research Call Number
JFE 17-2226
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