U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University

Confucius Institute Shared Exhibits

The Bryant Confucius Institute is proud to announce that we will begin sharing exhibit materials. These unique resources have been created for us in partnership with a number of other organizations, and have been featured in past Mid-Autumn Festival programs hosted at Bryant University. In addition to the descriptions below, there are a number of PDF files providing further detail of what items are available for sharing and what materials were used in the promotion of these events.  If your organization would like to borrow any of these exhibits, please contact Leslie Mortland (lmortland@bryant.edu) for further details.

Chinese Bamboo Scripts from Hunan: A recording of Early Chinese Civilization

Prior to the invention of paper, people in different regions of the world employed various materials to record their writings. In China, bamboo and wood scrolls had been the most used carriers for the longest period of time. Archaelogical excavation of bamboo/wood scripts started at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century. Included in this colelction of replicas are examples of some of the approximately 180,000 discovered in Hunan. This exhibit was made possible by the combined efforts of the National Museum of China, The Changsha Jiandu Museum, and the Hunan Archaeological Group. For pictures of the event that these scrolls were featured, please visit the 2014 Mid-Autumn Festival Flickr page.

Silk Style: Chinese Silk Culture Over the Past 5,000 Years

From Beijing to Rome, Chinese Silk has been a highly valued commodity for centuries. This exhibition gives viewers an  ontroduction to the history and culture of Chinese silk,  and a brief overview of Silk production. This  exhibit was created in partnership with the Chinese National Silk Museum and the  Hangzhou LiMing Chinese Garnment Factory. For pictures of the event that the silk display scrolls were featured, please visit the 2013 Mid-Autumn Festival Flickr Page. This exhibit includes the display scrolls featured in the below link. All of the silk garnments on display were on loan and reside in the Chinese National Silk museum.

Prince Kung's Mansion: A Part of Beijing's History

Coming Soon!

 Prince Kung's Mansion