When Little Island Cuisine Encountered Chinese Food: The Evolution of Taiwanese Cuisine in New York City’s Flushing Neighborhood, 1970–Present

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In the twentieth century, there was no large-scale immigration of Chinese (broadly speaking, including Taiwanese) to New York City (NYC) until the 1970s.¹ Like many other immigrants who would group together within cities for the purpose of mutual assistance, Taiwanese settled in Flushing, Queens, where they started up small businesses, including groceries, laundries, and of course, restaurants. When China’s Cultural Revolution came to a close around 1980, and even earlier, when Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping promoted “the Policy of Reformation and Opening” in 1978, a large number of Chinese Mainlanders started immigrating to the United States. Culturally diverse NYC quickly
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationChop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Chinese and Japanese Restaurants in the United States
PublisherThe University of Arkansas Press
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9781682260609
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameFood and Foodways

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