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  • Archive for February 7th, 2008

    So it’s Chinese New Year…Year of the Rat.

    Thursday, February 7th, 2008

    A snippet from an IM conversation early today. Shawn: happy new year! do you celebrate it with family/friends? Me: not in the slightest. i’m more likely to go to seder for passover than celebrate chinese new year.   (Hey, the Jewish-Chinese connection in New York goes both directions).

    Booked at the Library of Congress (maybe)

    Thursday, February 7th, 2008

    I might be speaking on at the Library of Congress on March 17, thanks to LOC researcher Abby Yochelson (yay). More details to come.

    Indian Chinese food, catching on in Singapore?

    Thursday, February 7th, 2008

    Reuter’s Gillian Murdoch seems fascinated by the emergence of Indian Chinese food in Singapore, writing a fairly substantive review of a restaurant there. Singapore, remember, has substantial ethnic Chinese (East Asian) and Indian (South Asian) populations — and the food in the region often reflects that. But Indian Chinese food is not the same as […]