Spring 2014 Lectures
The Chinese in the United States: Their Early Cookbooks and Restaurants
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre
Cookbooks are a treasured source of cultural information, history, social relationships, and recipes. Acclaimed and award-winning food historian, scholar, and registered dietitian Dr. Jacqueline Newman discussed the very first Chinese sojourners to the United States and shared fascinating tales of their early years on American soil. Dr. Newman also highlighted the first Chinese cookbooks published in the U.S., expounded upon what and why Americans love Chinese cuisine, and advised as to where to find it locally.
A food tasting followed her presentation, featuring recipes from the Jacqueline M. Newman Chinese Cookbook Collection, part of Stony Brook University Libraries' Special Collections. Compromised of more than 4,000 rare and scarce English-language cookbooks and unique research materials, it is the world's largest collection of its type. Copies of the recipes provided to guests. Co-sponsored by Special Collections of the University Libraries, The Confucius institute and the Charles B. Wang Center.
Marvels & Monsters: A Symposium on Asian Images in Comics and Graphic Narratives
April 23, 2014, 9:00 AM- 5:30 PM, Wang Center Lecture Hall 1
This one-day event included a tour of the accompanying exhibit by curator Jeff Yang, keynote speaker, talked by Asian American comics artists, and a panel of presentations by Stony Brook faculty and PhD students on graphic images of Asians in a variety of cultural forms (manga, film, video, social media).
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The symposium was sponsored by University Libraries and made possible by the generous support of the Presidential Mini-Grant for Diversity Initiatives, Dean of College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Korean Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory Department, Confucius Institute, Asian American Center, and the Charles B. Wang Center.