We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. Read more…
Friday
06
APR

Taste Taiwan: Food Literature of Jiao Tong

18:30
21:00
Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles
Event organized by Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles

Get Directions

Category
#var:page_name# cover

Taste Taiwan: Food Literature of Jiao Tong, will feature famout food writer, Jiao Tong, known as the “Godfather” of food literature in Taiwan, with Ping-hui Liao, the Chuan-liu Chair Professor in Taiwan Studies at the Department of Literature of the University of California, San Diego.

品味台灣:台灣美食與文學第二場講座,將於4月6(五)晚間6時30分舉行美食品嚐,7時至9時舉行講座。此場講座由台灣美食文學教父焦桐,以及加州大學聖地牙哥分校教授廖炳惠,以「焦桐的美食文學」進行對談。

焦桐曾出版詩集《完全壯陽食譜》,自稱被誤認為美食家,將情慾、食物和政治以嚴肅又戲謔的語言串聯在一塊,從此「誤入歧途」,鑽研飲食文化,曾創辦飲食雜誌,編選年度飲食文選,耕耘飲食文學20年。

廖炳惠教授現任聖地牙哥加州大學川流台灣研究講座(Chuan Lyu Endowed Chair Professor in Taiwan Studies)教授,廖炳惠用他的生活經驗入菜,以文化理論調味,佐以慾望、戀舊的情愫,並以故事貫通古今,最後端著後現代的大雜燴上桌,讓你細細品嘗後現代性(postmodernity)。

---

Jiao Tong

Born in Kaohsiung in 1956, Jiao Tong has published a poetry anthology The Total Sexual Reinvigoration Recipe and considers himself misidentified as a gastronomist, but continued on the “misguided” path of gastronomic literature. From there, Jiao founded a gastronomy magazine, held annual gastronomic literary selections, and contributed to the field for two decades. His works include Taste of Formosa, The Taste of Taiwan, The Belly of Taiwan, and his most recent book A Record of the Times of Vegetables and Fruits was published in August, 2017.

As a student, Jiao Tong refused to take the college entrance exam because he “could not withstand textbooks at all”, but eventually entered the Chinese Culture University as a theater major, and ended up getting a master’s degree from the school’s graduate school of the arts. After getting out of school and getting married, he decided he wanted even more education, and entered the PhD program in comparative literature at Fu Jen Catholic University. Jiao’s path from a kid refusing to take the college entrance exam to a university professor molded his unique literary style, trying to break cliches in poetry and to upset traditions.

The work that made Jiao’s name, The Total Sexual Reinvigoration Recipe triggered a revolution in sexual literature, transforming the kitchen into a place of lust and delicately weaving lust, food, and politics together with a serious but teasing voice. His other anthology of autobiographical poetry The Specimen of Youth, on the other hand, adopts a festive style to dissect dictatorship, the educational system, and mainstream culture. After this, Jiao began to focus on gastronomic literature in the hopes that the field can become one of his specialties.



焦桐

1956年出生於高雄,曾出版詩集《完全壯陽食譜》,自稱被誤認為美食家,從此「誤入歧途」,鑽研飲食文化。曾創辦飲食雜誌,編選年度飲食文選,耕耘飲食文學20年,著有《味道福爾摩莎》、《台灣味道》、《台灣肚皮》等書,新書《蔬果歲時記》(二魚文化)已於2017年8月出版。

年輕時曾因為「完全無法接受教科書」而拒絕大學聯考,後來經聯考分發至中國文化大學戲劇系,接著取得該校的藝術研究所碩士學位。進入社會工作及結婚後又想繼續深造,考取輔仁大學比較文學博士班。從拒絕聯考的小子搖身一變成大學教授,這種奇特的人生經歷創造出焦桐不願隨波逐流的文筆,企圖在詩境中破除俗套,尋求顛覆傳統的路徑。

他的成名作《完全壯陽食譜》詩集掀起了一場情色文學的革命,廚房不但變得情慾橫流,且巧妙地將情慾、食物和政治以嚴肅又戲謔的語言串聯在一塊。另一本自傳體詩集《青春標本》則以狂歡節慶的手法解構了威權統治、教育體制與大眾文化。後來,焦桐開始在飲食文學下工夫,專注於文學的飲食研究,希望將飲食文學與文化發展成自己的一項專業。

---

Pin-Hui Liao

Ping-hui Liao is Chuan-liu Chair Professor in Taiwan Studies at the Department of Literature of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Prior to taking the chair professor position at UCSD, he was a Distinguished Professor at National Tsinghua University and also Director General of the National Science Council Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. He was also a visiting professor at Columbia University during the 2001-02 academic year and before that a visiting scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute in 1996-97 and Princeton University in 1991-92. He graduated from Tunghai University in 1976. He received his Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego in 1987.

Liao works primarily in the fields of comparative literature, postcolonial theory, and cultural studies. He is also interested in the study of opera, sister arts, and visual culture. He has written many books in Taiwanese, including At the Crossroad of Taiwan and World Literature, published in 2006, and Ways of Eating: Savoring Postmodernity, published in 2004. He has also edited Taiwan Under Japanese Colonial Rule, 1895-1945: History, Culture, Memory with David Der-wei Wang. Published by Columbia University Press in 2006, the volume was one of the first English studies of colonial Taiwan. In 2007, Liao and Wang organized a conference at Yale named Taiwan and its Contexts. The two intend to publish a volume documenting its findings. Liao also serves on the editorial collective of Public Culture.

廖炳惠

一九五四年出生於臺灣雲林聖地牙哥加州大學比較文學博士,曾任國立清華大學外語系教授、美國普林斯頓大學和哈佛大學的訪問研究員、中華民國比較文學學會理事長、行政院國家科學委員會人文處處長等職,現任聖地牙哥加州大學川流台灣研究講座教授。研究領域包括音樂與文化、比較文學、旅行理論、飲食文化、後殖民論述等。

廖炳惠教授表示,他任職期間將會致力於增加新的課程,探討臺灣如何能向世界提供更多的幫助,發更多的光。他也將開發更多的互動專案,促進該校和亞州學術界的交流,同時為學生求職增加機會。該校圖書館有關臺灣的藏書也將有很大增加。另外,他還強調將會促進臺灣研究專業與人文和社會科學的聯繫和互動,關心社會現狀。