Swallowing Clouds: A Playful Journey through Chinese Culture, Language, and Cuisine

byAnthony ZeeAfterword byLinda Rui Feng

November 3, 2014|
Swallowing Clouds: A Playful Journey through Chinese Culture, Language, and Cuisine by Anthony Zee
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Physics professor Zee writes about how to understand the menus in Chinese restaurants, explaining the characters, what they mean, and the colorful stories behind the names of various dishes. Anne Tyler (in the Washington Post) called Swallowing Clouds "a study of the very nature of Chinese culture. Zee has a quirky, personal style that draws the reader in."

A. Zee is professor of theoretical physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of Fearful Symmetry: The Search for Beauty in Modern Physics and An Old Man?s Toy: Gravity at Work and Play in Einstein?s Universe.
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Title:Swallowing Clouds: A Playful Journey through Chinese Culture, Language, and Cuisine
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:386 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.95 in
Shipping dimensions:386 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.95 in
Published:November 3, 2014
Publisher:University Of Washington Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780295994208

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