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Untold America S4 • E1

How Chop Suey Saved San Francisco's Chinatown [Chinese Food: An All-American Cuisine, Pt. 1] | AJ+

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Published on Aug 15, 2017

Chinese-Americans have a long history of facing exclusion in the U.S. As a means of survival, many first-wave Chinese immigrants opened restaurants and catered Chinese food to American tastebuds.

Watch Part 2: The Untold Story Of America's Southern Chinese https://youtu.be/2NMrqGHr5zE
Watch Part 3: Inside The Chinese Food Mecca Of Los Angeles https://youtu.be/cNRYdW_hr5s

Resources:
“From Canton Restaurant to Panda Express: A History of Chinese Food in the United States” by Haiming Liu
“Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States” by Andrew Coe
“The Chinese in America” by Iris Chang

Special Thanks:
Albert Cheng
Museum of Food and Drink

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