Moving Tastes: Rethinking Taiwanese Food in the New Global

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Taiwan Studies Lecture by Ping-chen Hsiung, International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences / UC Irvine / Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thursday, February 4, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Live via Zoom

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

躍動的味蕾:審視當今全球化背景下的台灣美食

    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。今值疫情,飲膳文化與移民浪潮,互倚相生,更顯全球史未來重要篇章。加州洛城也是見證此歷史人文轉折的關鍵據點之一。

When people think of cherished moments with festivals and holidays, foods and family 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 in taste, from those of continental East Asia, along with elements from South East Asia, on to the continuous fusing choices in North America and beyond. It is a tale of daily life in global history, best accounted for with the ambiance of LA, California.
 

熊秉真教授,國際哲學與人文科學聯合會袐書長及加州大學厄灣分校國際哲學與人文科學聯合會「新人文」講座(Secretary General, International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH), CIPSH Chair on “New Humanities”, UC Irvine)。台灣大學歷史系畢業,美國布朗大學歷史學博士,哈佛大學公共衛生碩士。曾任職台灣中央研究院近代史研究所研究員,中央大學文學院院長,香港中文大學歷史系講座教授,文學院院長,人文學科研究所所長,及台灣研究中心主任,世界人文學科聯盟(Consortium for Humanities Centers and Institutes)國際理事。熊教授為「亞洲新人文聯網」發起人及創立會長。曾任教美國加州大學洛杉機分校歷史系,訪問亞洲太平洋研究中心,康乃爾大學,密西根大學,德國柏林自由大學等。
熊教授的研究專長包括中醫兒科醫療史,女性及兒童健康,家庭及性別關係,近現代中國及歐洲社會及思想史,俄國史等。曾出版專書《童年憶往:中國孩子的歷史》(台北: 麥田, 2000),《安恙:近世中國兒童的疾病與健康》(台北: 聯經, 1998),《幼幼:傳統中國的襁褓之道》(台北: 聯經, 1995), 《幼醫與幼蒙:近世中國社會的緜延之道》(台北: 聯經, 2018), A Tender Voyage: Children and Childhood in Late Imperial China (Stanford University press, 2005) 等十餘種。

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).

 

RSVP required for webinar (click here)
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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.



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