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Sweet and Sour: Life in Chinese Family Restaurants John Jung

Sweet and Sour: Life in Chinese Family Restaurants

John Jung

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312 pages
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Sweet and Sour tells the history of Chinese family restaurants in the U. S. and Canada. Why did many Chinese immigrants enter this business starting around the end of the 19th century? What conditions helped Chinese succeed in these restaurants?MoreSweet and Sour tells the history of Chinese family restaurants in the U. S. and Canada. Why did many Chinese immigrants enter this business starting around the end of the 19th century? What conditions helped Chinese succeed in these restaurants? Another goal of Sweet and Sour is to understand how this ethnic business impacted the lives of these families using accounts written for the book by 10 Chinese who grew up in their family restaurants in all over North America. And is there any future for this type of immigrant enterprise in the modern world of franchised and corporate-owned eateries or will it soon, like the Chinese laundry, become a relic of history?