U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University

Research and Exchanges

The U.S.-China Institute creates opportunities for American and Chinese scholars and institutions to collaborate on research projects and academic programs.


Affiliated Research Associates

By creating research affiliation for Bryant faculty members who are engaged in China related research, the U.S.-China Institute provides on-going support for faculty members in locating research resources and grants, collaborating with Chinese scholars and institutions, and disseminating research findings. Faculty members can apply for the affiliation by contacting Kongli Liu at kliu1@bryant.edu or 401-232-6566.

Affiliated Research Associates 2010-2011


Faculty Research Trip:

U.S. and China: 1931-1950

The U.S.-China Institute and Confucius Institute help sponsor faculty research trips to China.

In Summer 2010, Bryant Professor of History Dr. Judy Barrett Litoff and Chair and Professor of Science and Technology Dr. Gaytha Langlois embarked on a two-week research trip in China together with Bryant students Tom Pagliarini and Jason Fortin. The group investigated historical sites and topics related to the course “U.S. and China: 1931-1950” that Dr. Litoff teaches in fall semester and Tom and Jason have completed. Dr. Langlois collected earth samples and other scientific data at various sites for her research in international environmental policy and research.

The group visited Beijing, Xi’an, Yan’an, Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou. The trip is co-sponsored by the U.S.-China Institute, Confucius Institute, Department of History and Social Sciences and Department of Science and Technology in joint efforts to support Bryant faculty and student research and international exchanges.

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Faculty Research Trip

Chinese Culture: Perceptions and Presentation of Self

In September 2010, David Lux, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences traveled to China. During this time he posted daily blog entries here. Dean Lux’s primary purpose in traveling to China was to reach Qufu, Shandong Province, to participate at the 3 rd Session of the World Confucian Conference. At the conference, he represented both Bryant University and Bryant’s Confucius Institute. As he traveled to and from the World Confucian Conference in Qufu, Dean Lux also visited a number of Bryant’s study abroad partner sites. In this part of his travels, David visited sites in Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing. This was Dean Lux’s fourth trip to China, and as he traveled he looked for material to build on his earlier observations dealing with travel in China and what the Chinese people have to tell us about themselves.

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Bryant-CUG Joint Research Forum

The forum is sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology at Bryant University, the U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University, and the International Education College at China University of Geosciences (CUG) at Wuhan.

In an effort to promote research collaborations between Bryant University and the China University of Geosciences (CUG) at Wuhan, faculty at both institutions presented research interests via the CUG-Bryant Distance Learning Joint Technology Classroom , a synchronized Internet and video conference link that has successfully provided joint courses and communications between Bryant and CUG.