Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees

Author: Kian Lam Kho
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 9780385344692
Release Date: 2015-09-29
Genre: Cooking

Create nuanced, complex, authentic Chinese flavors at home by learning the cuisine’s fundamental techniques. Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees offers a unique introduction to Chinese home cooking, demystifying it by focusing on its basic cooking methods. In outlining the differences among various techniques—such as pan-frying, oil steeping, and yin-yang frying—and instructing which one is best for particular ingredients and end results, culinary expert Kian Lam Kho provides a practical, intuitive window into this unique cuisine. Once one learns how to dry stir-fry chicken, one can then confidently apply the technique to tofu, shrimp, and any number of ingredients. Accompanied by more than 200 photographs, including helpful step-by-step images, the 158 recipes range from simple, such as Spicy Lotus Root Salad or Red Cooked Pork, to slightly more involved, including authentic General Tso’s Chicken or Pork Shank Soup with Winter Bamboo. But the true brilliance behind this innovative book lies in the way it teaches the soul of Chinese cooking, enabling home cooks to master this diverse, alluring cuisine and then to re-create any tempting dish they encounter or can imagine.

Chow Chop Suey

Author: Anne Mendelson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231541299
Release Date: 2016-11-29
Genre: Social Science

Chinese food first became popular in America under the shadow of violence against Chinese aliens, a despised racial minority ineligible for United States citizenship. The founding of late-nineteenth-century "chop suey" restaurants that pitched an altered version of Cantonese cuisine to white patrons despite a virulently anti-Chinese climate is one of several pivotal events in Anne Mendelson's thoughtful history of American Chinese food. Chow Chop Suey uses cooking to trace different stages of the Chinese community's footing in the larger white society. Mendelson begins with the arrival of men from the poorest district of Canton Province during the Gold Rush. She describes the formation of American Chinatowns and examines the curious racial dynamic underlying the purposeful invention of hybridized Chinese American food, historically prepared by Cantonese-descended cooks for whites incapable of grasping Chinese culinary principles. Mendelson then follows the eventual abolition of anti-Chinese immigration laws and the many demographic changes that transformed the face of Chinese cooking in America during and after the Cold War. Mendelson concludes with the post-1965 arrival of Chinese immigrants from Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and many regions of mainland China. As she shows, they have immeasurably enriched Chinese cooking in America but tend to form comparatively self-sufficient enclaves in which they, unlike their predecessors, are not dependent on cooking for a white clientele.

Flowers Dragons Pine Trees

Author: Mary M. Dusenbury
Publisher: Hudson Hills
ISBN: 1555952380
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Art

Written for both specialist and general audiences, this stunning volume places new research within a comprehensive socio-historic context, including information on technique, production, iconography, function, patronage, and trade. Five maps, a glossary

Silver Phoenix

Author: Cindy Pon
Publisher: Greenwillow
ISBN: UVA:X030609661
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

With her father long overdue from his journey and a lecherous merchant blackmailing her into marriage, seventeen-year-old Ai Ling becomes aware of a strange power within her as she goes in search of her parent.

Author: 陆红旗
ISBN: STANFORD:36105119432487
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Carpets



ISBN: STANFORD:36105006786763
Release Date: 1945
Genre: Art

The magazine of the arts for connoisseurs and collectors.

Oriental Gardens

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
ISBN: UCSD:31822007872302
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Gardening

The authors, both of the British Library, discuss the history, development, context, and significance of gardens as depicted in the miniature paintings of Ottoman Turkey, Iran, and India, and the watercolors, woodblock prints, and manuscripts of China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Some 120 illustrations from the British Library collections are elegantly presented (most in color). Annotation © Book News, Inc., Portland, OR--From publisher description.


Author: James Huntley Grayson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:39015015460903
Release Date: 1989
Genre: History

This is the first book of its kind to survey the history of religion in Korea from c.600 BC to the present day. Setting the native Korean religions--Shamanism or Musok-kyo--Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity (both Catholicism and Protestantism), the New Religions, and Islam firmly within the socio-political context of each major historical period, Grayson traces the important developments which occurred simultaneously within each religious tradition. In addition, the book provides a complete index listing myths of some of the ancient states.

DVD and Video Guide 2005

Author: Mick Martin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345449959
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Performing Arts

Now in its twentieth edition, a concise guide to the video and DVD market provides in the most recent year's edition more than 400 new entries, a star-based rating system, cast and director indexes, an Academy Award winner list, and more than 18,000 reviews. Simultaneous. 45,000 first printing.