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Chop Fry Watch Learn: Fu Pei-mei and the Making of Modern Foodways in Taiwan

Social and Economic History Group Lecture

Michelle T. King (Associate Professor, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Chop Fry Watch Learn: Fu Pei-mei and the Making of Modern Foodways in Taiwan

Date and Time:
Thursday, May 30, 2023. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Room 802 at ITH

English (Q&A in English or Mandarin)

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Speaker’s Bio:
Michelle T. King is an Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in modern Chinese gender and food history. She received her BA from Yale University, an MA from Stanford University, and her PhD from University of California, Berkeley. Her latest book, Chop Fry Watch Learn: Fu Pei-mei and the Making of Modern Chinese Food (W. W. Norton, 2024), focuses on the career of Taiwan’s noted cookbook author and television celebrity, Fu Pei-mei (1931-2004), as a way to understand changes in postwar society, including the development of foodways as a critical national political project, shifting gender roles, and the transnational construction of identity through successive generations. She is coeditor (with Jia-chen Fu and Jakob Klein) of the forthcoming volume, Modern Chinese Foodways (MIT Press, forthcoming 2025), editor of Culinary Nationalism in Asia (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019) and author of Between Birth and Death: Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China (Stanford University Press, 2014). She also edited a special issue of Global Food History on Chinese culinary regionalism. Her work has appeared in Gastronomica, Journal of Women’s History, Social History, and other publications.

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