The Contemporary China Centre Blog

Interdisciplinary research about contemporary China from a cultural studies perspective


Issue Ten: Food and Cooking Cultures

Written by Editor Our tenth issue explores food cultures. We asked contributors to reflect on the different ways in which ways in which food cultures are/have been understood, practiced, cultivated, represented, governed, politicised and/or commodified across China and the Sinophone world past and present….

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Garbage Bins Are for Containing People Too

Written by Adam Liebman Four garbage bins for four categories of waste: wet, hazardous, recyclable, and dry. In 2019, news stories about Shanghai residents being forced to sort and deposit their household waste according to these categories rippled through the international…

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