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Recap: Pieces of China (S3, E3): Emile de Bruijn on Chinese Wallpaper, 1.28.21

Jan 28, 2021

Pieces of China is an online series using objects to tell the story of China. Season 3, Episode 3 explores a woodblock-printed wallpaper from 1750 (which survives in three magnificent British houses), that tells the story of the beginnings of China’s trade with the West, as well as the impact of Chinese design from the […]

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Recap: Pieces of China (S3, E2): Yale Curator Denise Leidy on the Sancai Glaze, 1.21.21

Jan 21, 2021

Pieces of China is an online series using objects to tell the story of China. Season 3, Episode 2 explores a beautiful form of Chinese pottery that represents the influence of China and its role as the center of cosmopolitan life at the crossroads of Eurasia at the time of the Tang Dynasty. Sancai (三彩), […]

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Recap: A Taste of China, Episode 4: Farm to Table Movement in Guangdong, 1.19.21

Jan 20, 2021

A Taste of China is an online series in partnership with WildChina exploring the different areas of China through its unique tastes. In the series’ fourth episode, we traveled live to Guangdong to explore the rise of one of the most important sustainable agriculture movements on the planet. Young Chinese social entrepreneurs are working with […]

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Recap: Meet the Artist: Lin Tianmiao, 1.12.21

Jan 13, 2021

China Institute’s “Meet the Artist” Series brings contemporary Chinese artists in conversation with leading art experts about their work, process, and perspectives. Lin Tianmiao, perhaps China’s most famous woman artist, and art writer Barbara Pollock discuss Lin’s new post-feminist work and the rapid rise of large-scale public art projects in China. Lin, who is best […]

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Recap: Pieces of China (S3, E1): Miranda Brown on the Chinese Dumpling, 1.7.21

Jan 7, 2021

Pieces of China is an online series using objects to tell the story of China. Season 3, Episode 1– the season opener- explored the history of the most iconic Chinese of foods: the dumpling. But, did you know that the dumpling, a world-renowned symbol of Chinese cuisine, did not originate in China? Cultural historian Miranda […]

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