“Moon Cakes and Their Wooden Molds,” a collection of Dr. Jacqueline M. Newman, on exhibit in Wang Center

“Moon Cakes and Their Wooden Molds,” a collection of Dr. Jacqueline M. Newman, is the featured “Explore History: Objects from Asia” exhibit in the Charles B. Wang Center.

Moon cake molds

Discover history and culture through objects from Asia! This a corner exhibition in the Wang Center is curated by faculty members, students, and community members to share their unique culture and heritage.
According to Dr. Jacqueline M. Newman:
“The Chinese adore and eat moon cake delicacies. They consume them as a slice or a small wedge of one moon cake, and they enjoy them shared with family and friends during the important holiday they know as the Mid-Autumn Festival; Zhongquijie in Chinese. This event is one of their most important celebrations, second only to their New Year holiday that is also known as Spring Festival. Both of these festivals are Lunar calendar holidays.” Read more…

The Jacqueline M. Newman Chinese Cookbook Collection, part of Stony Brook University Libraries’ Special Collections, is comprised of more than 4,000 rare and scarce English-language cookbooks and unique research materials. It is the world’s largest collection of its type in the world.

Kristen Nyitray

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
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