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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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