Download PDF by Sidney Cheung, Chee-Beng Tan: Food and Foodways in Asia: Resource, Tradition and Cooking

By Sidney Cheung, Chee-Beng Tan

Nutrients is a crucial cultural marker of identification in modern Asian societies, and will offer a medium for the knowledge of social relatives, kin and kinship, type and intake, gender ideology, and cultural symbolism. in spite of the fact that, a very finished view of foodstuff can't overlook the politics of nutrition creation, particularly, how, whilst, from the place or even why other kinds of nutrition are produced, ready and provided. foodstuff and Foodways in Asia is an anthropological inquiry offering wealthy ethnographic description and research of nutrients construction because it interacts with social and political complexities in Asia s diversified cultures. well-known anthropologists study how meals is expounded to ethnic id and boundary formation, consumerism and international meals distribution, and the discovery of neighborhood food within the context of accelerating cultural touch. With chapters starting from the discovery of neighborhood nutrients for tourism improvement, to Asia s contribution to international delicacies, nutrition and Foodways in Asia should be a desirable learn for somebody drawn to the anthropology of nutrients and/or Asian stories.

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1998) ‘Traditional community-based coastal marine fisheries management in Viet Nam’, Ocean and Coastal Management, 40: 1–22. —— (2005) ‘The use and management of small clupeoids in Viet Nam’, in N. Kishigami and J. Savelle (eds) Indigenous Use and Management of Marine Resources (Senri Ethnological Studies 67), Osaka, Japan: National Museum of Ethnology, pp. 215–236. 2 Namako and iriko Historical overview on holothuria (sea cucumber) exploitation, utilization, and trade in Japan Akamine Jun Growing concern over environmental protection has caused some unease about the extinction of certain food cultures in the world.

However, culturing holothurian has several problems, including species availability and cost (Lovatelli et al. 2004). First, the only species currently being cultured is the temperate spiky Stichopus japonicus in Northern China. Yet, not all trepang species are equally consumed in China. Strong local favourites exist. For example, Northern Chinese prefer S. japonicus, while Southern Chinese prefer tropical non-spiky species such as Holothuria scabra and H. fuscogilva. Since cultivation of the tropical species is still in the experimental stage, aquaculture of the temperate spiky species cannot fill the demand of the consumer in Southern China.

Most importantly, what is the significance of freshwater fish farming in present-day Hong Kong? In order to have a comprehensive understanding of the socio-historical development of freshwater fish cultivation in Hong Kong, I will focus on three areas: the regional development of fishpond land, the social history of a fishing community in the north-western New Territories and the role of freshwater fish farming in the changing cultural and political context of contemporary Hong Kong society. Before detailing the development of the fish cultivation industry, a brief introduction to Hong Kong is warranted.

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