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Pieces of China: Episode 1: Didi Pei 贝建中

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

| Free

Join us as we wander through Suzhou’s Lions Grove Garden with architect Didi Pei 贝建中, whose illustrious family once owned it.

About The Garden: First constructed in 1342 during the Yuan Dynasty, the Lion Grove Garden 狮子林 demonstrates Chinese garden designers’ adept skills for synthesizing art, nature, and architecture to create unique metaphysical masterpieces. The garden is most famous for its elaborate grotto of taihu rocks and embodies the techniques of relative dimension, contrast, foil, sequence and depth, and borrowed scenery. Didi Pei’s great grandfather, Bai Runsheng, a Shanghai pigment merchant, bought the garden in 1917, and the family donated it to the Chinese government in 1949.

Explore the full roster of guests in our Pieces of China series of free, online conversations.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department Of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


May 28
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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