We are What We Eat: Food and Identity in Hong Kong



講座題目:We are What We Eat:  Food and Identity in Hong Kong


講座時間:2016年3月24日(星期四) 1900-2030




講座簡介:This talk explores the crystallization of a conscious distinction of Hong Kong food among the residents of the city as well as in regional and global communities.  We will cover material and cultural factors that continuously transform the menus and practices of diners in Hong Kong.  In addition, we will examine how Hong Kong culinary practices paralleled, reinforced, and/or transformed general perceptions of the people of Hong Kong.


演講嘉賓:Dr. John D. Wong is an Assistant Professor in the Hong Kong Studies Programme at HKU. His research interests focus on transnational business history. He received his Ph.D. in History from Harvard University. He also holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Completed with the support of a Fulbright award, his forthcoming book, Global Trade in the Nineteenth Century: The House of Houqua and the Canton System, examines the China Trade in the context of early-nineteenth-century global exchange. In his next project, Dr. Wong will explore the businesses of Asian culinary sauces as a window to the social, cultural and economic history of Asians and Asian diasporas. In keeping with his research interests, his teaching centers on the transnational flow of culture, people and capital, with the Pearl River Delta as a major nexus.