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About Professor Liang 梁弘明教授

Taiwan, world history and global studies, Chief Editor of The Middle Ground Journal, Asia, sarcasm and irony. I can be reached at HLIANG (at) CSS.EDU

Worth It Goes To Taiwan $0.50 Dumpling Vs. $29 Dumplings • BuzzFeedVideo via TrickyTaipei

Food and the World. Globalisation. note the annotation by Tricky Taipei, too. two connections to our class. first, money and globalisation — $80 mango, $29 dumplings, and our semester long discussion about value and hierarchy. second, globalisation and high technology creating a new genre of global travel and food reporting — given that globalisation is the latest phase of global imperialism, inequality and exploitation are necessary characteristics of all global interactions, travel and food shows also fall well within these confines. what parts of the world play the relatively passive, exotic places to be explored and narrated, versus what tiny parts of the world have the resource and power to dominate the global conversation mirrors the global imperialism pattern for the past five centuries. Professor Liang p.s. i will never spend $29 for dumplings, but yes, Taiwanese dumplings are very tasty …. and remember, most civilisations have a comparable form of food, meat covered by starch — historically tiny bits of meat, not like today — a classic poor people food to stretch the resource as far as possible ….

Worth It Goes To Taiwan $0.50 Dumpling Vs. $29 Dumplings •BuzzFeedVideo via TrickyTaipei

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Food and the World – Photo Essay from Norway – Without nourishment we cannot survive, neither in body nor in mind – by Cassie Mahlberg. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Food and the World – Photo Essay from Norway – Without nourishment we cannot survive, neither in body nor in mind – by Cassie Mahlberg. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Food and the World – The Domesticated Goat – Migration, Family, Animals – by Elijah Ortega Trimble. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Food and the World – The Domesticated Goat – Migration, Family, Animals – by Elijah Ortega Trimble. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Here are the ‘oppressive’ working conditions at the farms that supply Whole Foods, report shows MarketWatch

Globalisation. imperialism and colonialism are like viruses — they adapt and change through time while retaining the essential characteristics of inequality, violence, and exploitation. unlike the traditional, classic forms where the violence and exercise of power may be easier to track, the current variants are better camouflaged, hidden — imperialism with a smiling face and soothing, therapeutic euphemism. some of the leading global imperial players of 2019 — Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook — also happens to talk a good game of high tech utopianism and global universalism …. all the while bleeding the so called developing world and the poor dry. so, critical analytical tools must constantly adjust to changing global environment. Professor Liang

Here are the ‘oppressive’ working conditions at the farms that supply Whole Foods, report shows MarketWatch

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/farms-that-supply-whole-foods-subject-workers-to-oppressive-conditions-international-report-finds-2019-10-10

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Food and the World – A Concept of Home Constructed by Food – by Cassie Mahlberg. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Food and the World – A Concept of Home Constructed by Food – by Cassie Mahlberg. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

[Midnight noodle soup; Kässpatzen and fried onions]

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