June 12th, 2020

Canteens, cafes and cabarets: the food culture of the Russian diaspora in Shanghai

My chapter on the Russian food culture in Shanghai in the 2019 book Food Heritage and Nationalism in Europeread or download here.



In this paper:
Why did Silkiss burn down his inn?
How different was the Russian Jewish cooking?
Why did the Russians leave a terrible impression on Shanghai in 1905?
What is a PECTOPAH?
Is there money in the soda fountain?
Who was Shanghai's Josephine Baker?
...and many other questions answered.

Image: Collection of Li Shengkai.