U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University

he 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.  

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration with Exhibit on Global Cultures Face to Face

The exhibit features magnificant bronze masks and artifacts of 3000 years from Sichuan Sanxingdui site in southwest China. A variety of masks from differnt cultures and heritages are also on display. There are performances of Bryant dragon dance and Chinese face changing. The exhibit is co-sponored by Sichuan Sanxingdui Musuem.

Time: Opening on Tuesday, October 1st at 7pm 
Location: Ronald K. and Kati C. Machtley Interfaith Center.
The exhibit continues to open to the public through Saturday, October 5th, 10am~6pm daily. 

Contact Ms. Kun Xie at kxie@bryant.edu to arrange group visit.

Confucius Institute Day

Come to enjoy a stage performance of music, instrument, dance, and face changing from Bryant University student talents and a visiting Chinese artist. 
Time: Saturday, October 5th, 2pm
Location: Ronald K. and Kati C. Machtley Interfaith Center

The event is free and open to the public.

 Chinese for Young Learner Classes in the Fall

  • Chinese for Young Learners I

Time: Wednesdays, 9/25 to 12/11, 6:30-7:30pm for 12 weeks
Cost: $300/student
Location: Bryant University campus
Application Form

  • Chinese for Young Learners II

Time: Wednesdays, 9/25 to 12/11, 6:30-7:30pm for 12 weeks
Cost: $300/student
Location: Bryant University campus
Application Form

2019 Schedule for Chinese Proficiency Tests (HSK/HSKK/YCT)

Test Date


Test Type

Sunday, Februrary 24

Februrary 14


Saturday, March 23

March 13


Sunday, April 14

April 4


Saturday, May 11

May 1

YCT (w/ spoken test)

Saturday, May 11

May 1


Sunday, June 16

June 6


Sunday, September 22

September 12


Sunday, October 13

October 3


Saturday, November 16

November 6


Sunday, November 17

November 7

YCT (w/ spoken test)

Sunday, December 1

November 21


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

September 27 - October 6, 2017

This is a rare interactive exh ibit 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.

Preview the exhibit catalog here.

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


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Bryant Dragon Dance Team Won Third Place and Award in China!


Bryant Dragon Dance Team traveled to China and won third place and "Most Popular Team Award" in Lujia International Dragon Dance Competition, Kunshan, China on Sept. 8, 2013. The team was also reported by several TV and news outlets in China. Eastablished in 2009, Bryant team is believed to be the first university dragon dance team in the U.S and was the only team from north America in the competition. Members of the team shared their experience in China on this blog.

Bryant launches project to replicate Forbidden City's Shu Fang Zhai in Rhode Island

Bryant University and its U.S.-China Institute announced, on May 17, 2008, an ambitious project that will bring a replica of the Forbidden City's Shu Fang Zhai to the Bryant campus. The new building will be the first authentic replica to be built outside of China with the permission and cooperation of the Chinese government. Read more>>>