This exhibit traces the history and evolution of the Chinese dumpling jiaozi through time and space with emphasis on etymology, terminology, geographic and temporal origin, dough and filling ingredients, precise cooking methods, and ritual significance.
Name, meaning, and etymology
The history of the jiaozi, including the geographical origin, spread, and a timeline of key dates
The ingredients for making the jiaozi and the preparation of the Chinese dumplings
The cultural and ritual significance of the jiaozi is widespread (e.g. Chinese New Year, modern cross-cultural implications)
Links to videos and photographs of jiaozi
A list of all sources referred to for this dumpling research project