Chinese—Food, immigrants, Chinese restaurants--United States, Food habits--China, New York (N.Y.), Chinatown (New York, N.Y.), World War, 1939-1945, Japan, China—History
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2016.037.006 Oral History Interview with Cecilia Chiang 2015/12/21

Cecilia Chiang shares her incredible life story from wartime China all the way to becoming a restaurant owner in New York City. Her interview is riddled with her fascinations towards Chinese cuisine as she narrates the role Chinese cuisine has made during the turbulent events of her life, from her journey to Chongqing during the Japanese invasion of China to her time in Japan. She expresses her fondness of Chinese cuisine through a genuine desire to share the wonderful variety of Chinese food as well as a historic appreciation for the culture surrounding Chinese cuisine and Chinese culinary practice.