Nation, Regions, Culture, Cuisine: What is Chinese Food? THIS EVENT RUNS FROM 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Rice fields in China

Michelle King, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

November 10, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00

East Asian Studies Lounge, Robarts Library, University of Toronto St. george Campus, 130 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 1A5

Professor Michelle King of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is interested in research subjects that deal with gender, the body, imperialism/colonialism, and a conscious consideration of the processes of cultural translation. She focuses on the cultural history of nineteenth and twentieth-century China, as well as Chinese diasporas. Her last book was a study of the cultural distinctions between Chinese and Western perspectives on female infanticide in late nineteenth century China. Her new book project will examine the intersection of gender, foodways, and transnational Chinese identities through the life and career of postwar Taiwan’s pioneering female cookbook author and television personality, Fu Pei-mei.

The East Asian Studies Lounge is located on the 14th floor of the Robarts Library building. Take the P4 elevator from the second floor of Robarts to the 14th floor. On exiting the elevator, head left. At the junction, turn right and proceed through the door at the end of the corridor.  Upon entering the door, you are in the Purple Lounge where the academic talk with Michelle King will be held.