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An American in China

Chinese and Food

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 19, 2011

From In Eastern Seas Or, the Commission of H.M.S. ‘Iron Duke,’ flag-ship in China, 1878-83 (J. J. Smith)

“cats too, are entertained as food, though I believe only by the extremely poor, to whom nothing seems to come amiss. One may frequently meet in the streets vendors of poor puss, easily recognisable by their suggestive cry, “mow (miow?) youk”—cat-meat!

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