publication . Doctoral thesis . 2010

Embodying nation in food consumption: changing boundaries of "Taiwanese cuisine" (1895-2008)

Chen, Yu-Jen;
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  • Published: 15 Jun 2010
  • Publisher: Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Faculty of the Humanities, Leiden University
  • Country: Netherlands
This dissertation examines the transformations of “Taiwanese cuisine” under three different political regimes. In the Japanese colonial era, “Taiwanese cuisine” emerged as food for the elite and as the “food of the colony.” However, the arrival of the Nationalist government and migrants from mainland China transplanted a condensed Chinese culinary map to Taiwan, while Taiwanese cuisine became a regional cuisine which was placed at a much lower level in the culinary hierarchy. After the establishment of the Democratic Progressive Party government in 2000, Taiwanese cuisine was imbued with symbolic meanings and began to be viewed as a “distinctive national cuisine...
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