CHINESE EATING AND DRINKING: A LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE – WAITING LIST ONLY
While the acts of eating and drinking may seem universal, the cultural underpinnings of eating and drinking certainly vary from culture to culture. Eating and drinking in some cultures occupy a special place, sometimes to the point of reverence. Chinese cuisine is world renowned, but it isn’t often that people go beyond the gastronomic pleasures in an attempt to understand why eating and drinking in Chinese hold a privileged place in Chinese culture.
In this lecture, we delve into the acts of eating and drinking in Chinese culture as we examine linguistic evidence that attest to the culture-uniqueness of these acts. Dr Adrian Tien is Sam Lam Associate Professor in Chinese Studies and Programme Director of MPhil Chinese Studies at the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies, Trinity College Dublin.