This week, the China Learning Initiatives Team is traveling to Chicago for the 2016 National Chinese Language Conference. We look forward to seeing many of you in Chicago!
In this April issue of Chinese Language Matters,
you will find exciting content about the conference and much more.
Howie Southworth sharing a luau on Bo'ao Beach in "Sauced in Translation" episode 4 in Hainan, China. (Howie Southworth)
Bringing 'American Food' to the Streets of China
What do the Chinese consider as American food? How does one introduce authentic American food to the Chinese in a fun and acceptable way? How does one convey "the essence" of China to American friends?
To find out, Asia Society interviewed Howie Southworth
, a cookbook author, video producer and gastronomic sinophile. Howie started a web series Sauced in Translation
in order to give both his Chinese and American friends a window into the other's world through the most basic tool of cross-cultural communication: food.
We are excited to have Howie Southworth
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 Howie Southworth 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. Follow us and join the conversation by tweeting with the hashtag #ChineseNCLC16