The 49th Confucius Salon: China on the Tip of the Tongue

October 3, 2015

The Confucius Institute at UT Dallas held its 49th Confucius Salon on October 3, 2015. Mr. Mingwen Xiao, an English professor from Nanchang University and PhD student in Qinghua University, China, presented an excellent talk entitled “China on the Tip of the Tongue.” He mentioned three major aspects of Chinese cuisine culture: eating, cuisine and chopsticks. With wonderful pictures, he introduced the eight major schools of cuisine and the most representative popular dishes in China. Commonalities and differences between Chinese and American cuisine cultures and the ways in which people understand food aroused great interest among the audience. The origin and development of chopsticks was also covered in the talk, as well as the relationship between geographical features and the way people choose materials and prepare their food.


  • Mingwen Xiao presenting

    Mingwen Xiao presenting

  • Mingwen Xiao answering questions

    Mingwen Xiao answering questions

  • Group photo

    Group photo