Modern Chinese Foodways Conference April 2021

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The Modern Chinese Foodways Conference 2021 will be held virtually April 22-23.

This event has been organized by Jia-Chen Fu (Emory), Michelle King (UNC), and Jakob Klein (SOAS), with the aim of updating K. C. Chang’s 1977 edited volume, Food in Chinese Culture: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives. It begins with an open keynote talk by Professor Francesca Bray, and a roundtable featuring some of the field's founders, including Françoise Sabban, Gene Anderson, James Watson, and David Wu. Since the 20 research talks are open only to participants, the organizers have prepared a series of video interviews with the paper authors. 

To find out more about the conference and its participants, please visit, which also includes a growing list of links to resources for cooks, food journalists, and scholars. You can watch conference video interviews on our website and or subscribe to our Modern Chinese Foodways Youtube channel

Best wishes and [insert your own food pun here],

Jia-Chen Fu

Associate Professor, REALC, Emory University