Pieces of China

Pieces of China  

Pieces of China is an online series using objects to tell the story of China.


Enjoy each live-streamed 15-minute episode with experts, thought leaders, and friends, who will share objects, places, and ideas—personal or culturally significant—that combine to build a unique picture of modern China.

Join us as we wander through Suzhou’s Lions Grove Garden with architect Didi Pei, whose illustrious family once owned it. Learn about the Jonathan Spence book that changed the course of award-winning filmmaker Wu Hao’s life. Imagine the stinging, spicy aroma of Sichuan’s ma la seasoning, as chef Fuchsia Dunlop shares the transcendent value of the humble cleaver. Listen to the song that inspired rapper Bohan Phoenix. And discover the secret jokes hidden in Along the River During the Qingming Festival, the most celebrated painting in Chinese history, with scholar Alfreda Murck.


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