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In the early twentieth century, China was stigmatized as the �Land of Famine.� Meanwhile in Europe and the United States, scientists and industrialists seized upon the soybean as a miracle plant that could help build modern economies and healthy nations. Soybeans, protein-packed and domestically grown, were a common food in China, and soybean milk (doujiang) was poised for reinvention for the modern age. Scientific soybean milk became a symbol of national growth and development on Chinese terms, and its competition with cow�s milk reflected China�s relationship to global modernity and imperialism.

The Other Milk explores the curious paths that led to the notion of the deficient Chinese diet and to soybean milk as the way to guarantee food security for the masses. Jia-Chen Fu�s in-depth examination of the intertwined relationships between diet, health, and nation illuminates the multiple forces that have been essential in the formation of nutrition science in China.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-18
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  1. Chapter 1. The Romance of the Bean: Rethinking the Soybean as Technology and Modern Commodity
  2. pp. 19-40
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  1. Chapter 2. The Light of Modern Knowledge: Accountability and the Concept of the Chinese Diet
  2. pp. 41-68
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  1. Chapter 3. Of Quality and Protein: Building a Scientific Argument of Chinese Nutritional Inadequacy
  2. pp. 69-88
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  1. Chapter 4. Which Milk? Soybean Milk for Growth and Development
  2. pp. 89-108
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  1. Chapter 5. Doujiang as Milk: Hybrid Modernity in Soybean Milk Advertisements
  2. pp. 109-128
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  1. Chapter 6. The Rise of Scientific Soybean Milk: Nutritional Activism in Times of Crisis
  2. pp. 129-152
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  1. Chapter 7. The Gospel of Soy: Local Realities and the Tension between Profit and Relief
  2. pp. 153-176
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  1. Epilogue. Negotiating Past and Future through the Soybean
  2. pp. 177-190
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  1. Chinese Character Glossary
  2. pp. 191-194
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 195-230
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 231-258
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 259-276
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780295744056
Related ISBN
9780295744032
MARC Record
OCLC
1031408812
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-07
Language
English
Open Access
No
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