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Pieces of China, Zhang Mei of Wild China, 8.6.20

Aug 6, 2020

Pieces of China is an online series using objects to tell the story of China. In the penultimate season 1 episode, number 10 for those who are counting, we explore the white magnolia, a fragrant flower that offers a glimpse into one of China’s most sociologically and biologically diverse regions and a window onto the […]

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Pieces of China, Economist Patrick Chovanec, 7.30.20

Jul 31, 2020

Pieces of China is an online series using objects to tell the story of China. In our ninth episode, we explore the railway bond from 1911 that sparked a revolution. with economist Patrick Chovanec. The Hukuang Railway Bond highlighted in this conversation can also inform us about the historic tensions between international trade and investment […]

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Recap: Beethoven in China, Parts 1 and 2, July 2020

Jul 29, 2020

On July 21 and July 28, China Institute presented a two-part discussion on ‘Beethoven in China,’ in partnership with The US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music and China Institute, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. Beethoven in China Part 1: How the great composer inspired generations of Chinese through […]

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Recap: Meet the Artist: Chen Dongfan, 7.22.20

Jul 22, 2020

On July 22, China Institute presented its next installment in our “Meet the Artist” series of public programs, this episode with artist Chen Dongfan and art historian Xin Wang. Chen Dongfan believes mythology still looms large in China’s collective imagination. The Wuhan hospitals built with lightning speed to address the coronavirus, for example, were named […]

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Recap: Darkened Theaters: How will Global Crisis Change Hollywood and China? 7.16.20

Jul 21, 2020

China was on track to overtake the United States as the largest consumer of movies in the world, until Covid-19 hit the country and forced thousands of movie theaters to close. How will the pandemic affect China’s movie business and Chinese firms investing in Hollywood productions? Where is Hollywood heading now that the huge marketplace […]

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