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Culinary Nostalgia: Regional Food Culture and the Urban Experience in Shanghai

Mark Swislocki


This book explores the unique significance that the Chinese people attach to their country's many distinct regional foods, as well as the shifting roles that Western food plays in urban life. The author focuses on Shanghai—a food lover's paradise—as a rich intersection of urban, regional, and national identities, and examines how tastes registered change and continuity at pivotal moments throughout the city's history. From the earliest accounts of Shanghai's specialty foodstuffs to the dazzling variety of regional cuisines and restaurants in the metropolis of today, the book uncovers how city ... More

Keywords: Shanghai, food culture, urban life, Chinese people, regional cuisines, restaurants, urban experience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804760126
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804760126.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Swislocki, author