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EVENT CANCELLED: 飄香: 戰後臺灣品味之游走全球 / Moving Tastes: Fashioning Taiwanese Foods in the Postwar Era


EVENT CANCELLED: 飄香: 戰後臺灣品味之游走全球 / Moving Tastes: Fashioning Taiwanese Foods in the Postwar Era

Taiwan Studies Lecture by Ping-chen Hsiung, Chinese University of Hong Kong


Saturday, February 1, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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Please note: This event has been cancelled.

    年節,是一個眾人歡聚,圍爐、想家的時刻。
    在一個全球人口遊走,門戶開放,社群多元的現代,更是一個驗證海明威式移動式宴席(movable feast)般人生的當兒。尤其是在加州,在洛城。
    本次講演將舉眾所熟知的永和豆漿、牛肉麵、鼎泰豐、珍珠奶茶等平民小吃,細數戰後台灣之飲食如何雜糅南北口味,夾縫求生,重匯新鮮市井。數十年間,推陳布新,隨著四小龍經濟之起飛,教育之普及,逐漸展現一個寬裕、斯文、年輕、歡愉之飲膳天地。
    此吃喝日常,伴隨新一波人口遷移,繼續承襲於東亞、東南亞之慣習,而收納、吞吐於世界各重要城市。隨台灣人口,由傳統質樸而窘迫之農村,走向富庶、精緻的現代,青春、幽默的後現代世界。此波瀾相助,是全球史重要篇章。加州洛城也是見證此歷史人文轉折的關鍵據點。

When people think of cherished moments with food and family, festivals come to mind. Chinese New Year’s in LA is no exception— it is a time to add meaning to Hemingway’s note of life as a “movable feast”.

This talk uses the example of signature culinary creations such as soy milk breakfast, beef noodles, Din Tai Fung dumplings, and pearl tea to tell the story of post-war Taiwan as an embodiment of waves of migration and continuous mingling, from continental East Asia, along with South East Asia, to North America and beyond. It is a tale of daily life in global history, best accounted for by the ambiance of LA, California.

This lecture will be presented in Mandarin Chinese. English and Cantonese may also be used during the Q&A.

Professor Hsiung Ping-chen is CIPSH (International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies ) Chair in New Humanities, University of California, Irvine,  Adjunct Professor of Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and President of Asian New Humanities Net (ANHN). She was Professor of History from 2009 to 2019 and served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2009 to 2011, and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Taiwan Central University from 2004 to 2007. Professor Hsiung has served as Research Fellow at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taipei since 1990, and K.T. Li Chair at Central University in Taiwan since 2006. She holds a B.A. in History from Taiwan University, an M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Brown University, and an S.M. in Population Studies and International Health from the School of Public Health at Harvard University. Her research interest lies in the areas of women’s studies and children’s health, gender and family relations, and intellectual and social history of early modern/modern China and Europe. She served as Director of the Humanities Centre at the Central University in Taiwan, and played an instrumental role in founding the interdisciplinary group ‘Ming-Ch’ing Studies’ at the Academia Sinica. Over the years, Professor Hsiung has held visiting professorships at many leading academic institutions in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, including UCLA, Cornell University, University of Michigan, Freie Universitat Berlin, and Keio University, Japan. Her works includes Paediatrics and Early Education: A History of Reproductive Strategies of Chinese Society (Chinese; Taipei: Linking, 2018), A Tender Voyage: Children and Childhood in Late Imperial China (English; Stanford University Press: 2005) and Childhood in the Past: A History of Chinese Children (Chinese; Taipei: Rye-Field Publishing, 2000; Publication Grant for Outstanding Scholarly Work, Government Information Office, Taiwan, 2000; Readers’ Choice of the Year, Taiwan, 2000; Golden Tripod Book Award, Taiwan, 2000). She also co-edited Thinking with Cases: Specialist Knowledge in Chinese Cultural History (Honolulu: Hawaii University Press, 2007).

The UCLA Taiwan Studies Program is supported by the Department of International and Cross-Strait Education, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, represented by the Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles, and by the J. Yang and Family Foundation.

Aaron Miller
(310) 825-0007
armiller@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): Asia Pacific Center, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles