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Recap: Pieces of China (S3, E8): Julia Lovell on the Monkey King, 4.8.21

Apr 14, 2021

Pieces of China is an online series using objects to tell the story of China. Season 3, Episode 8 looked at Monkey King, a shape-shifting trickster on a kung-fu quest for eternal life and the unforgettable protagonist of Journey to the West, one of China’s four great classic novels. Julia Lovell, who recently translated the […]

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Recap: Getting to Zero (epi 2): How the U.S.-China Race for Electric Vehicles is Changing the World, 4.6.21

Apr 12, 2021

On April 6, China Institute hosted our second episode of Getting to Zero, a new series exploring the pledges by China and the U.S. to eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions. As the two greatest emitters of carbon, their environmental and economic policies have the power to either save or destroy the planet. This episode focused […]

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Supporting Conversation Over Conflict

Apr 1, 2021

Since 1926, China Institute (CI) has been the leading organization educating Americans about China in the belief that cross-cultural knowledge can lead to greater understanding. Today we join with other Chinese and AAPI communities across the country, united against discrimination and violence. We are neighbors, colleagues, family, friends, and we all share the same dreams. […]

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Recap: Pieces of China (S3, E7): Ben Wang on Qi Baishi’s Chicks, 3.25.21

Mar 31, 2021

Pieces of China is an online series using objects to tell the story of China. Season 3, Episode 7 explores one of the most revered masters of Chinese painting, Qi Baishi, who lived from 1864-1959. Ben Wang, China Institute’s beloved professor of Chinese culture, shares one of his favorite Qi Baishi works—two chicks tugging on […]

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Recap- The Forbidden City at 600: Women in the Imperial Palace, 3.17.21

Mar 25, 2021

The Forbidden City at 600 is an online series celebrating the architecture, history, design, and secrets of Beijing’s iconic Forbidden City complex, now known as The Palace Museum. In the series’ third episode, we explored the lives of the women who lived behind the vermilion walls of the Forbidden City. Jan Stuart, top China curator […]

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Statement on Violence Against Asian Americans

Mar 18, 2021

China Institute stands with Chinese and AAPI communities across the country, united against discrimination and violence. We are neighbors, family, friends, and we all share the same dreams. China Institute provides platforms and opportunities to learn more about China and Chinese culture in the belief that cross-cultural understanding can help eradicate the root causes of […]

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Recap: Pieces of China (S3, E6): Derek Sandhaus on Baijiu (白酒), China’s Fiery Alcohol, 3.11.21

Mar 15, 2021

Pieces of China is an online series using objects to tell the story of China. Season 3, Episode 5 explores the distilled spirit known as “Baijiu,” 白酒,developed by the Ming dynasty, and elevated during the Communist era to the national sensation that we see in China today. Any businessperson will tell you that nary a […]

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Recap: A Taste of China, Episode 5: Sizzling Sichuan, 3.9.21

Mar 10, 2021

A Taste of China is an online series in partnership with WildChina pairing taste with place to explore China’s vast culinary landscape. In the series’ fifth episode, we traveled live to to Chengdu, the cosmopolitan capital of Sichuan province, a city known equally for its teahouses and leisurely lifestyle, its spicy hot pot, and its […]

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Recap: Getting to Zero with Jeff Sachs and Ma Jun, 3.4.21

Mar 8, 2021

China and the U.S. are the two greatest emitters of carbon, so their environmental and economic policies have the power to either save or destroy the planet. On March 4, 2021, China Institute hosted top climate thinkers for the first episode of Getting to Zero: Can the U.S. and China Save the Planet?. Hear from […]

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Recap: Pieces of China (S3, E5): James Fallows on China’s Aviation Ambitions, 2.25.21

Mar 2, 2021

Pieces of China is an online series using objects to tell the story of China. Season 3, Episode 5 explores a hair-raising flight across China by James Fallows, national correspondent and former Beijing correspondent for The Atlantic. A life-long aviation aficionado, Fallows shares the harrowing flight he co-piloted on the Cirrus SR22, a four-seat prop […]

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