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East Asia Class Takes to the Field

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The HIST 313 East Asia to 1800 class decided to sample Asian food and culture by going off-campus. They went downtown to the New China restaurant where they sampled the cuisine of East Asia, China in particular. This is the second time the East Asia courses have ventured downtown for lunch, and this time nearly all students tried out using chopsticks. Dr. Crawford had experience eating for five weeks with only chopsticks, and some of the students, including one from South Korea, had experience as well, so things went smoothly. The most popular dish turned out to be General Tso’s Chicken, named for one of the officers who helped put down the Taipeng Rebellion (1850-1864). As usual, a good time was had by all!