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CHP-128-The History of American Chinese Cuisine

Posted on Dec 30, 2013 in All Podcasts, Chinese Culture, CULTURE, Overseas Chinese, OVERSEAS CHINESE, Podcasts, QING, Qing Dynasty, US-CHINA | 12 comments


Chop Suey, the “National dish of China”

After a record-breaking pause in the action Laszlo is back with one last episode to finish of 2013.  This time we look at the interesting and amusing history of Chinese cuisine in America, an oft requested topic here at the China History Podcast.  This is a history that goes hand in hand with the earliest Chinese immigration to the US.  If you’re interested to learn more on the subject check out Andrew Coe and Jennifer 8 Lee’s books.  The links to Amazon are below:

Andrew Coe – “Chop Suey”

Jennifer 8. Lee – “The Fortune Cookie Chronicles”

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  1. There’s no download button. 🙁

    • Download button should appear now.

  2. I still don’t see a download button for this podcast. I love your podcasts by the way! I got a BA in History from UCSB in 2009 and recently drove across America while listening to your podcast.

    • Hi Roger: I had my man fix it for me and it’s there. It’s so big, you missed it. I didn’t see it at first either. Look for the words DOWNLOAD EPISODE” that are written in giant font just above the photo of the chop suey…..From now on every episode will have a download button. Let me know if any problems.

  3. Mr. Montgomery, no need to apologize for the US-related podcasts. They are interesting like all your podcasts.
    It’s interesting to find out how China and its culture interacted with the rest of the world.
    I enjoyed the Chinese in Mexico episode too.
    I’m now reading the Andrew Coe and Jennifer 8 Lee books. They are better than I expected.

    Any chance of a China-Korea relations podcast?

    Happy New Year!

    • CHINA-KOREA relations has been requested many times and is on the list…I hope I can get to it in 2014.

  4. The download link is returning an Error: 404 not found. There’s no episode behind the link. 🙁

    • I know…I’m waiting for morning time in Scotland. I tried to fix the file and obviously that editing job didn’t go too well. Sorry about that. By late morning GMT I hope it will be back to normal.

    • All fixed! Sorry for the inconvenience.

      • Works perfectly. Thanks!

  5. Maybe some might not find this particular podcast fitting. But I really enjoyed it. I certainly enjoy Chinese history. But don’t mind when you go off on a tangent onto some of the more cultural aspects. Or in this case a Chinese-American tangent. Still catching up on your older podcast episodes and looking forward to what you have in store for us in 2014.

  6. Just saw a great film at a Boston film festival – was constantly thinking back to this podcast. Mentions tje exclution act and san fran, so felt good i had a background from listening to tjis episode.

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