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Live Poultry Markets and Avian Flu in Hong Kong

Food : Ethnographic Encounters

Berg, 2013

Book chapter

...In 1997, eighteen people in Hong Kong were infected with a new flu virus, called H5N1, and six of them died. All of them had been in contact with live poultry. The H5N1 virus was soon found in farms and markets all around the territory....

Food, Borders and Disease

The Handbook of Food and Anthropology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Introduction In 1862, a ship from San Francisco arrived in Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) and unleashed a smallpox epidemic throughout British Columbia that killed an estimated...

Dumplings: The Commodification of Cannibalism and the Liminal Condition of Consumption

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...While international cinema is riddled with horror films exploring issues of food consumption and the taboos associated with what can and cannot be eaten—all in the service of implicitly advancing political and social commentary about...

Hong Kong

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia Volume 3 : Asia and Oceania

© ABC-Clio Inc, 2011

Encyclopedia entry

...Overview Food is so intimately woven into the fabric of Hong Kong’s society that it is part of the standard greeting when one encounters family, friends, and acquaintances. Hong Kong is a gourmet’s paradise...