Chopsticks: A Cultural and Culinary History

Chopsticks: A Cultural and Culinary History, 2015

Chopsticks: A Cultural and Culinary History, 2015

Books from the Jacqueline M. Newman Chinese Cookbook Collection, part of Special Collections of the University Libraries, are currently exhibited in the Charles B. Wang Center. The display, located next to the Jasmine food court, was installed in conjunction with the free lecture “Chopsticks: A Cultural and Culinary History,” by Dr. Q. Edward Wang, to be held on Thursday, October 8. To register, visit the website for the center.

Chopsticks have become a quintessential part of the Japanese, Chinese and Korean culinary experience across the globe, with more than one-fifth of the world’s population using them daily to eat. Q. Edward Wang will chart their evolution from a simple eating implement in ancient times to their status  as a much more complex cultural symbol today.

Dr. Jacqueline M. Newman has donated more than 4,000 Chinese cookbooks, culinary magazines, and related audio-visual materials to the university. It is the largest collection of its type in the world. For more information, please visit the guide for the collection-Kristen J. Nyitray, Head, Special Collections and University Archives, University Archivist

Kristen Nyitray

Associate Librarian; Director, Special Collections and University Archives; and University Archivist at Stony Brook University Libraries
Contact her for research assistance with rare books, manuscript collections, historical maps, and SBU history. E-mail: kristen.nyitray@stonybrook.edu.
Kristen Nyitray
Posted in Asian and Asian American Studies, Special Collections & University Archives