Jiaozi 饺子


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.


Lauren Howe



Name, meaning, and etymology

Geography and Migration

The history of the jiaozi, including the geographical origin, spread, and a timeline of key dates

Ingredients and Preparation

The ingredients for making the jiaozi and the preparation of the Chinese dumplings

Chinese New Year and Jiaozi's Cultural Significance

The cultural and ritual significance of the jiaozi is widespread (e.g. Chinese New Year, modern cross-cultural implications)

Additional Jiaozi Resources

Links to videos and photographs of jiaozi

Works Cited

A list of all sources referred to for this dumpling research project