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Pieces of China, Curator Philip Tinari, 7.2.20

Jul 6, 2020

Pieces of China is an online series using objects to tell the story of China. In our fifth episode, we discover how a single black and white photograph of a cluster of Mao-suited Beijingers crowding around a fence outside China’s National Gallery, encapsulates one of the most electric moments in contemporary Chinese history. Curator Philip […]

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Pieces of China, Scholar Alfreda Murck, 6.18.20

Jun 19, 2020

Pieces of China is an online series using objects to tell the story of China. In our fourth episode, we discover the secret jokes hidden in Along the River During the Qingming Festival, (清明上河圖), a panoramic Song dynasty hand scroll that captures the daily life of people in the Song capital of Bianjing汴京, today’s Kaifeng […]

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Pieces of China: Chef Fuchsia Dunlop, Recap, 6.11.20

Jun 12, 2020

Pieces of China is an online series using objects to tell the story of China. In our third episode, we explore the humble cleaver as told by Fuchsia Dunlop, cook and food writer, and one of the world’s top experts in Chinese cuisine. Dunlop attended the Chengdu Culinary Institute in 1995, where she honed her […]

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Pieces of China: Filmmaker WU Hao, Recap, 6.5.20

Jun 8, 2020

Pieces of China is an online series using objects to tell the story of China. In this second episode of Pieces of China, we talk with award-winning filmmaker WU Hao on his “object,” a thick tome called To Change China: Western Advisors in China, by the great Yale historian Jonathan Spence, as he explains how […]

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Recap: How China and the U.S. Are Using Big Data to Fight COVID-19, 6.3.20

Jun 5, 2020

How should we embrace tech’s role in face of a pandemic crisis? On June 3, China Institute convened experts Joy Tan (JT), SVP of Public Affairs at Huawei USA, Gary Rieschel (GR), founding managing partner of Qiming Ventures, and Samm Sacks (SS), Cybersecurity Policy and China Digital Economy Fellow at New America, to discuss the […]

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Pieces of China: Architect Didi Pei, Recap, 5.28.20

May 29, 2020

Pieces of China is an online series using objects to tell the story of China. In this premiere episode, we wander through Suzhou’s Lions Grove Garden with architect Didi Pei, whose illustrious family once owned it. First constructed in 1342 during the Yuan Dynasty, the Lion Grove Garden 狮子林 demonstrates Chinese garden designers’ adept skills […]

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Recap: Can Confucius Save the World? 5.6.20

May 8, 2020

China Institute hosted our fourth and final virtual program in the ‘Beyond COVID-19’ series on ““Can Confucius Save the World?”,” examining how the teachings of Confucius have made a comeback in China, and, according to author Daniel Bell, it has the potential to be a beneficial force in the rest of the world. Bell’s writing […]

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Peter Walker SCMP OpEd: Shift in Mindset Needed to Tackle Pandemic

May 1, 2020

Peter Walker is a trustee of China Institute We have reached a critical inflection point in our relationship with China, made all the more urgent due to Covid-19. The virus and resulting pandemic are an unfolding story, yet several lessons have emerged. The first is that most countries – including the United States – were […]

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Recap: Crisis Collaboration, 4.21.20

Apr 22, 2020

On April 21, China Institute hosted our third virtual program in the ‘Beyond COVID-19’ series on “Crisis Collaboration: Can the U.S. and China Save the Global Economy?,” exploring U.S. and Chinese efforts to boost the world economy. Addressing how the health crisis has slowed in China, and the impact of the pandemic on global supply […]

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Recap: Takeout Trials: Lessons from the Chinese Restaurant Frontlines, 4.14.20

Apr 15, 2020

On April 14, China Institute hosted our second virtual program in the ‘Beyond COVID-19’ series on “Takeout Trials: Lessons from the Chinese Restaurant Frontlines,” exploring how Chinese restaurants are responding to the current health crisis, potential long-term changes to the industry, and what Chinese food loving Americans can do to help. Featuring Panwen Chen, Global […]

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