International Education College held a dumpling-making activity for international students


Dumplings are derived from the ancient Chinese dish “jiaozi”. Originally called “Jiao Er”, it is an ancient Han Chinese traditional cooked wheaten dish with a history of more than 1,800 years. It was first invented for medicinal purposes by Zhang Zhongjing, a medical sage from Dengzhou, Nanyang, during the Eastern Han Dynasty. It is a traditional specialty of the Chinese people, also known as dumplings, and is a staple food and local snack in northern China, as well as a Festival food.

Dumplings are a long-established folk food and a unique folk tradition for the Spring Festival. The dumplings are popular among the people because they are meant to be the “new year’s crossover”. During the Chinese New Year, dumplings become an important delicacy. In many Han Chinese regions, the Chinese New Year’s Eve dumpling celebration is a feast that cannot be replaced by any other delicacies. Dumplings are not only a delicacy in China, but also a cultural treasure, a tasty snack for every family and a must-have on Chinese New Year’s Eve, expressing people’s aspirations and aspirations for a better life.