U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University

The U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University forges academic, business, and cultural partnerships between Bryant University and higher learning institutions, business enterprises, and governmental offices in China.

Established in March 2005, the U.S.-China Institute provides students and faculty with broad global perspectives and experiences and offers China-related services to businesses and communities. The Confucius Institute  was established in October 2006 to further promote U.S.-China exchanges for K-12 schools and communities in New England.   

DUNHUANG: An Oasis for East-West Cultural, Commercial, and Religious Exchanges along the Ancient Silk Road

September 27 - October 6, 2017 in the Heidi and Walter Stepan Grand Hall on Bryant University campus - registration required.

www.bryant.edu/dunhuang

This is a rare interactive exhibit and series of seminars hosted by the U.S. - China Institute over the 10-day period. Visitors will be able to explore the exhibit through a guided tour and enter into a 1:1 scale reconstructed cave. Bryant University is the first U.S. academic instiution to host such an exhibit. The exhibit will feature cave number 285 of the Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cave 285 is among the most significant of the more than 490 caves at Dunhuang, dating back to the Western Wei Dynasty (534-556AD).

Over the ten days, we are hosting a series of seminars focusing on the culture, history, and environment surrounding these caves and the exchanges that took place along this section of the ancient Silk Road.To see full schedule of the week's events and to register for a tour or seminar, please visit bryant.edu\dunhuang.

This event is free for Smithfield residents and Bryant faculty, students, and staff. Resitration required.

This exhibit is made possible by the Dunhuang Academy, The Confucius Insitute Headquarters, and the U.S. - China Instiute at Bryant University.

    

 

Confuicus Institute 10th Anniversary Documentary

   

2017 Chinese Culture Festival at Bryant University on 9/30

- An Interactive Exhbit on Dunhuang: An Oasis for East-West Cultural,
Commerical 
and Religious Exchanges Along the Ancient Silk Road
11:00AM ~ 8:00PM @ Stepan Grand Hall. To register for a guided tour, please visit 
http://www.bryant.edu\dunhuang

- Silk Road Speaker Seminar: Digitalizing Dunhuang Arts
by Mr. Zhang Xiandang, Deputy Director of Dunhuang Academy 
12:30PM~1:30PM @ Stepan Grand Hall

- Chinese Culture Stage Show
by Zhejiang University Wenqi Art Troupe, and Bryant Dragon Dance Team
2:00PM~3:00PM @ Janikies Theater

- Hands-On Activities on Culture and Arts
With language and cultural teachers and experts
1:00PM~4:00PM @ Campus Lawns

This free public event is to celebrate the annual Confucius Institute Day.
It is scheduled on the last Saturday in September.

2017 STARTALK Chinese Language TEACHER Program

Dates: July 5-25, 2017(No class on weekends)
Time:
9:00am-3:30pm
Location:
Bryant University
Cost:
$150
Application deadline: May 31
Please visit 2017 STARTALK TEACHER Program for more information.

Community Chinese Classes in Fall 2017

 

  • Chinese for Young Learners (Beginning)

Dates: Every Wednesday, 2/22-5/17, 6-7pm for 12 weeks (No class on 4/19)
Location: Bryant campus 
Cost: $300
Registration Form 

  • Chinese for Adults (Beginning)

Dates: Every Tuesday, 2/28-5/16, 6-7pm for 12 weeks 
Location:
 Bryant campus 
Cost:
$400
Registration Form 

2017 Schedule for Chinese Proficiency Tests (HSK/HSKK/YCT)

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Test Type

Saturday, Janurary 14

Janurary 4

HSK

Saturday, April 22

April 12

HSK

Saturday, May 13

May 3

YCT 

Saturday, May 20

May 10

HSK/HSKK

Sunday, October 15

October 5

HSK/HSKK

Saturday, November 18

November 8

YCT

Sunday, December 3

November 23

HSK/HSKK

 

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