Authenticity and representation: cuisines and identities in Korean-American diaspora

  title={Authenticity and representation: cuisines and identities in Korean-American diaspora},
  author={Young Rae Oum},
  journal={Postcolonial Studies},
  pages={109 - 125}
  • Y. Oum
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Art
  • Postcolonial Studies
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