Happy Spring! This issue of Chinese Language Matters
features a lot of exciting content related to the 2016 National Chinese Language Conference, which is less than a month away! Food ambassadors, the launch of CELIN Briefs, the benefits of multilingualism, all of which will be further explored at the #ChineseNCLC16 in Chicago. Enjoy the 'appetizers' for what's to come.
Soup Dumplings. (Liren Chen/Flickr)
How Chinese Food Became Hip in America
Why was Chinese food the first Asian Cuisine to be embraced by Americans, and why is it still the most popular and prominent?
To find out, Asia Society interviewed Andrew Coe
, a writer and independent scholar specializing in food history, about the evolution of Chinese food in the United States, the culinary impact of Nixon’s 1972 visit to China after the Chinese live broadcast President Nixon eating Peking Duck in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, and much more.
We are excited to have Andrew Coe
join a panel on how food serves as a cultural ambassador at the 2016 National Chinese Language Conference
in Chicago, the theme of which is "Ambassadorship in Action."
Join Andrew Coe and other food panelists
at the 2016 National Chinese Language Conference in an engaging conversation and discussion on how food has become a connecting force among peoples and nations. Register Now!