This conference will grapple with the question of culinary nationalism in Asia, bringing together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars in the fields of history, anthropology, sociology, literature, media and cultural studies, who focus on foodways in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Japan, India, and Australia. The conference panels will be held in the University Room of Hyde Hall, on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, 2017. For a complete schedule, please see the Program tab. The conference panels are open to the UNC community and the general public; there is no need to pre-register.

As a special kick-off event, there will be a free public film screening of the documentary, “The Search for General Tso” (2014), about global quest to determine the origins of the popular Chinese take-out dish, followed by a Q&A with the director, Ian Cheney. The film screening will take place at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center on March 30, 2017, at 7pm. For a trailer of the film, please see the Film Screening tab.

UNC Chapel Hill / March 30-April 1, 2017