Asian Ethnology Podcast
Interview with Thomas David DuBois: Studying Food in China
Interviewer: Ben Dorman, co-editor Asian Ethnology
Recorded 23 March 2020, Nagoya & Beijing
This episode features Chinese historian Thomas David DuBois, who is currently Professor of Humanities at Beijing Normal University. Thomas discusses his original reasons for studying China, the application of historical anthropology in his work, his interest and work in Chinese food, the effect of the death of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain had on his thinking about human relations and food, and finally thoughts on living under the current circumstances of coronavirus and quarantine in Beijing.
Publications discussed in this episode
Monographs and edited volumes
Empire and the Meaning of Religion in Northeast Asia: Manchuria 1900–1945., 2017, Cambridge University Press.
Feng, Jin. Tasting Paradise on Earth: Jiangnan Foodways , 2019. University of Washington Press.
Music used with kind permission of the performer, shamisen master Koji Yamaguchi.
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