Wu, Xu

Dr. Xu Wu is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at East China Normal University in Shanghai. Dr. Wu holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

Farming, Cooking, and Eating Practices in the Central China Highland: How hezha Foods Function to Establish Ethnic Identity
2011 0-7734-1373-1
Applying anthropological perspectives, this study investigates the pattern of local people's identity-expression in their ordinary lives in Enshi Prefecture, a "multi-ethnic" (duo minzu) area in central China, and find no ethnic boundary based on local agroecosystem construction, selection of basic foods, cooking strategy, flavouring pattern, meal pattern, meal structure, food rules, and local knowledge of food plants.