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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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CHI 288 - Chinese Food for Thought

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
Cross-listed as: EAS 288 . Food is a prism that absorbs and reflects a host of cultural phenomena. An examination of Chinese and Chinese American foodways–behaviors and beliefs surrounding the production, distribution, processing, preparation, and consumption of food–reveals power relations and ways of constructing class, gender, and racial identities. This course analyzes foodways in various historical and contemporary contexts. It brings different types of materials and approaches to bear on the study of our most basic, visceral experience.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing and successful completion of tutorial.
Note: Not offered every year.
Instructor: Feng