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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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On the Passing of Ezra Vogel

Dec 23, 2020

Ezra F. Vogel, a giant in East Asian studies, died this week at the age of 90. Vogel, who was a recipient of China Institute’s highest award — the Blue Cloud Award — for Lifetime Achievement in 2019, succeeded John King Fairbank at the Harvard’s Center for East Asian Research where he trained generations of […]

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