In China, knives and forks aren’t popular, chopsticks are used and bowls are picked up off the table. The Chinese eat off their chopsticks and do not cut up food. Presentation of food also differs. In China, dishes are centrally placed, for everyone to share while in Western countries, everyone selects an individual dish. Delving deeper into
Cultural Analysis of China The definition of culture is; the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group; the characteristic features of everyday existence (such as diversions or a way of life) shared by people in a place or time. Mainland China has a rich and prosperous culture which dates back more than 4,000 years, which is full of Chinese culture and history. China has a colorful history, which focuses on more traditional aspects like food, customs, and the life style of its people. The Chinese people have shared a common culture longer than any other group of people on earth.
The most influential among them is "eight great delicacies", including all dishes of Sichuan, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shandong, Fujian, Hunan, Anhui and Zhejiang, with precise skills of molding, heating, coloring and seasoning. Chinese cuisine is famous for its cooking methods and the breadth of the food, as well as the food therapy emphasized by traditional Chinese medicine. China's staple food is the south rice, the northern wheat bread and the noodles. The previous generations' diet was mainly food and simple vegetables, while meat was specially used for special occasions. Pork is the most popular meat in China, about 3/4 of the country's meat consumption in China.
Lily Wong, in her article about food, entitled “Eating the Hyphen,” states, “Perhaps this combination (ketchup and dumplings) has something to do with the fact that since both my parents grew up in the States, we’ve embraced many American traditions while abandoning or significantly modifying many Chinese ones” (95). Wong expresses how being a Chinese American has affected her life in a positive way. Wong eats some of her food Americanized, with ketchup, but also eats food that the majority of American’s would not touch (i.e. jellyfish and sea cucumber). Comparatively, Wong eats dumplings (which derive from the Chinese culture) with a fork, knife, and ketchup (which are all culturally American). Geeta Kothari, who wrote the article, If You Are What You Eat, Then What Am I?
Chinese Cuisine Introduction America is a diverse nation that enjoys adding food from different parts of the world to its menu. In this case, America is in love with Chinese food, especially Chinese restaurants, takeout dinners and fortune cookies, (which are not really Chinese). This popularity is from all over the world where one cannot miss a restaurant or two providing these delicious fare. As with any food, there is a rich history behind this famous cuisine that anyone interested in learning how to cook this type of food should know. The Chinese view cooking as an art form that requires dedication to perfect each meal for those who eat it to enjoy.
The following voice project will discuss second generation Vietnamese Americans struggling with cultural expectations. In this assignment I will be discussing an exploration of experience related to my voice. I visited Kim and her younger sister one weekend to grocery shop and help prepare a traditional Vietnamese meal. They taught some terminology of Vietnamese cuisine, how to make some of these cuisines and how and when to eat them. Growing up as Vietnamese Americans Vietnamese cuisine was very important in their family. It was a way that they held on to their culture and bonded with the family. Preparing meals was a collective effort of the family and one aspect of their culture that they embrace often.
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To summarize, the author of “Fish Cheeks” use sensory detail and indirect characterization to show that one should not try to fit in, but instead embrace who they are. Amy represents an insecure, culturally different teenager who tries to fit in. However, by worrying about fitting in and being embarrassed by her culture she forgets about all the values of that Christmas dinner: After all, her mother made her all her favorite foods. Maybe the next person to read “Fish Cheeks” will realize that they could be happy and appreciate
Fish Cheeks, by Amy Tan is a story of love, culture, being different, and accepting one's differences. A young Amy falls in love with the son of a white minister and is shocked when she finds out that her mother invited the ministers family over for christmas dinner. Amy is very embarrassed because of her asian heritage, and some of the asian customs her family embraces. She explains that her mother went out of her way to prepare many traditional asian dishes that most people would find quite odd. When Christmas eve came around, she explained what her mother was preparing and used imagery to paint a picture in the reader's mind as if they were there.
Food source in America provided from big industrialized farms while food in Vietnam are provided from fishery and small independent local farmers. Bread is the staple diet for Americans while it is rice for Vietnamese. Americans like to grill or fry their meat while Vietnamese like to boil or slow cook their meat. Also Americans enjoys eating beef more then other types of meats, but Vietnamese has more dishes with chicken, fish and pork. Vietnamese cuisine uses fish sauce and a lot of spices such as garlic, onion, ginger, and toumaric.
Literature, through the course of time, has changed in drastic ways. It has now moved away from Shakespeare’s iambic pentameter to broader horizons, but similarities can always be found. William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale were written almost
His language is free from superficialities verbosity. Miller does not prefer elevated language of tragedies; his is a different kind of tragedy. Yet Willy has a taste for colourful imagery. Each character is made to use a language according to his status and role and
It took many forms when it emerged in England, and various techniques have been employed by writers with a variety of purpose. This paper attempts to understand the language technique used in the novel “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Cornard. "Heart of Darkness" was written for and serialized
In his essay Bakhtin provides an analysis of the relationship between individual utterances and the ideologically charged forces that affect them, he writes: “The dialogic interaction of a word among other words (of all kinds and degrees of otherness) creates new and significant artistic potential in discourse, creates the potential for a distinctive art of prose, which has found its fullest and deepest expression in the novel.” (275) i.e. there are dialogic relations between the narrator and the writer, the author and the character, the story and other stories, culture and text and society and text. A novel is in fact characterized by heteroglossiawhere many voices (writer, character, society) are mixed which gives originality to the text.