Critical Writing Index

Can I Have MSG, an Egg Roll to Suck on and Asian American Media on the Side?

by Yau Ching

Fuse, Winter 1997, v. 20, no. 1, pp. 27-34

Through an examination of independent film and video made by Asian North Americans, author Yau Ching discusses how the preparation and consumption of food has informed and constructed the sense of being for Asian North Americans. Ching examines the relationship of diaspora in food culture and the articulation of these relationships in media representations. Videos featuring Asian food tackle a range of subjects including identification, prejudices, immigrant bonds, the politicizing of food, gender roles and sexual identity.

ITEM 1997.017 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Trained Chinese TongueLaurie Wen

Fast Life on Lazy SusanTien

Eat Drink Man WomanAng Lee

Seven Steps to Sticky HeavenNguyen Tan Hoang