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Routledge Handbook of Food in Asia Throwing new light on how colonisation and globalization have affected the food practices of different communities in Asia the Routledge Handbook of Food in Asia explores the changes and variations in the region's dishes meals and ways of eatingBy demonstrating the different methodologies and theoretical approaches employed by scholars the contributions discuss everyday food practices in Asian cultures and provide a fascinating coverage of less common phenomenon such as the practice of wood eating and the evolution of pufferfish eating in Japan In doing so the handbook not only covers a wide geographical area including Japan Indonesia Vietnam Singapore India China South Korea and Malaysia but also examines the Asian diasporic communities in Canada the United States and Australia through five key themesFood Identity and Diasporic CommunitiesFood Rites and RitualsFood and the MediaFood and HealthFood and State MattersInterdisciplinary in nature this handbook is a useful reference guide for students and scholars of anthropology sociology and world history in addition to food history cultural studies and Asian studies in general

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