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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHI 295-01 - Special Topic: Some Chinese Food for Thought

4 credits (Fall)
Cross-listed as: EAS 295-01 . 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.
Instructor: Feng