Shanghai’s emergence as a future metropolis threatens a vital aspect of its culinary culture. The snacks (xiao chi 小吃) that are sold from the small shops and mobile stands of the city’s streets and alleyways - dumplings steamed in wooden baskets, nighttime barbeques, carts selling stir-fried noodles - are all disappearing. Shanghai’s officials and urban planners seem to subscribe to the dominant modernist narrative, which contends that development demands that the informality of street vending be replaced by the regulated order of chain stores and shopping malls. In Shanghai progress is often equated with ‘cleaning up the streets’.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
You are cordially invited to the March karaoke extravaganza for all SUL staff and the Department of Art and Art History!
Join us for the magical communal bonding experience that happens when humans sing, play and perform with one another! Experience the huge screen and amazing sound at the new McMurtry Art Building's Oshman Hall!
SUL has the following new position this week:
SAL3 Document Delivery and Administrative Associate (#74024)
For a complete description of open positions within SUL, go to the Stanford Library Jobs page.