U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University

China Seminar Series

Past Seminars

Science and Technology Policy in East Asia
Dr. Buhm Soon Park
Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Harvard University
Professor of History of Science and Policy, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
December 8, 2017

Silk Road Seminar Series
Cave Murals at Dunhuang: How to Picture Mindfulness in the Dark?

Dr. Eugene Wang,Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art, Harvard University
Economy in Command: The One Belt and One Road Initiative and the Domestic Politics of China's New Silk Road Program
Dr. Min Ye,Associate Professor of International Relations, Boston University
For the Preservation and Dissemination of Art Treasures: The Present and Future of Dunhuang Caves Digitization
Mr. Xiantang Zhang, Deputy Director, Dunhuang Academy, China
Sounds Along the Silk Road: Historical and Contemporary Musical Exchange
Dr. Joan Zaretti, Lecturer in the English and Cultural Studies Department, Bryant University
East-West Porcelain Trade and Cultural Exchange Along the Ancient Silk Road
Dr. Yong Cheng,Asian Art Specialist, Visiting Professor of Shanghai University, China
Environmental Change and Its Impact on the Rise and Fall of the Silk Road
Dr. Qin Leng,Professor of Science and Technology, Bryant University
Religion Exchanges Along the Silk Road
Dr. James Kodera, Professor of Religion, Wellesley College
September 28 - October 6, 2017

Ohio State: A Land-Grant University Engaging the World
William Brustein, Ph.D. 
Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs
Professor of Sociology, Ohio State University
April 20, 2015

Yellow River: The Problem of Water in Modern China
David A. Pietz, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Modern Chinese History
UNESCO Chair in Environmental History, University of Arizona
April 8, 2015

Love Songs in Chinese Folk Music
Professor Yue Yuan 
School of Arts and Communication
China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
February 11, 2015

An Eight-Legged Essay for Learning Chinese in the 21st Century
Scott McGinnis, Ph.D. 
Academic Advisor and Professor, Defense Language Institute- Washington Office
October 28, 2014

Ferghana Horses: East- West Culture Exchanges on the Ancient Silk Road
Meicun Lin
Professor of Archeology, Peking University
September 25, 2014

Interesting Times: China, America, and the Shifting Balance of Prestige
Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr.
American Diplomat, Businessman and Writer
April 7, 2014

Future of the Developmental Welfare State in East Asia
Huck-ju Kwon, Ph.D. 
Professor, Seoul National University, South Korea
Visiting Scholar, Harvard University
March 6, 2014

Chinese Education in a Changing Society
Juefei Wang, Ed.D. 
Professor of Education Emeritus, University of Vermont
Program Director, Freeman Foundation
December 10, 2013

Education in China and America: What Students Learn (And Don't Learn)
Nancy Pine, Ph.D. 
Writer and Huffington Post Blogger
October 15, 2013

Symposium on Contemporary Issues in East Asia
Korea’s Trustpolitik and Northeast Asian Peace and Cooperation Initiative

Honorable Kangho Park, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Boston
Risks of China’s Informal Finance after the Financial Crisis
Dr. Haiyang Zhang, Assistant Professor at University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China; Visiting Scholar at the International Center for Finance of Yale School of Management
Korean Confucianization and Japanese Colonialism through the Ethnic Tastes for Fishes
Dr. Changhyun Oh, Curator at the National Folk Museum of Korea, Fellow at the Korea Institute of Harvard University
Textile on the Silk Road: The Art and Science of Silk Conservation
Dr. Yang Zhou, Director of Center for Textile Conservation, the China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou and Visiting Scientist at Bryant University
Transformations of the Korean Development Model
Dr. Hyungkee Kim, Professor of Economics at Kyungpook National University, Korea, and Visiting Scholar at the Korea Institute of Harvard University
October 7, 2013

Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China 
Ezra F. Vogel, Ph.D. 
Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University
February 7, 2013

China’s First Nobel Prize Winner in Literature: Mo Yan
Sabina Knight, Ph.D
Director of Comparative Literature, Associate Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature
Smith College
December 6, 2012

Business Environments of Asia’s Emerging Markets: China, India, Vietnam and Singapore
Chris Devonshire-Ellis
Principal & Founding Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates, Hong Kong
October 11, 2012

The Great Wall on the Silk Road
Hui Wang

Director, Gansu Archeology Research Institute, China
October 2, 2012

Ancient Chinese Architecture: Tradition and Characteristics
Jieqiang Xu

Professor Emeritus and Chair, School of Architecture
Lanzhou University of Technology, China
September 20, 2012

Recent Research on the Textiles from the Silk Road
Feng Zhao, Ph.D
Director, China National Silk Museum
April 23, 2012

The Return of the West: The US, EU, and China
Richard Rosecrance, Ph.D
Harvard University
March 20, 2012

Dawn Redwoods: Linking Chinese and U.S. Scientists
Qin Leng, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Bryant University
February 28, 2012

A Green IPO in China: How Hydroelectric Power in the Middle Kingdom Makes Investors Rich
John D. Kuhns, Chairman and CEO
China Hydroelectric Corporation
November 8, 2011

Hong Kong: Gateway for Doing Business in China
Anita Chan, Director
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York
October 25, 2011

Tibetan Uplift, Monsoons and Environmental Change in China
Yang Wang, Ph.D.
Professor, Florida State University
September 29, 2011

From Coolie Exclusion to Model Minority Tiger Mothers: Reflections on Chinese American History and Heritage
Peter Kiang, Ed.D.
Professor of Education and Director, Asian American Studies Program, University of Massachusetts Boston
April 26, 2011

E.U.-China Relationship and Implications for the U.S.
Bert Wolfs, Ph.D.
Academic Dean, Swiss Business School
April 4, 2011

Chinese Entrepreneurship and Guanxi (Social Connections)
Grace Chun Guo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Sacred Heart University
March 17, 2011

Degradation of Natural Wetland Ecosystems: An Environmental Challenge in China
Christopher William, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Franklin Marshall College
November 18, 2010

Talk Show: Chinese American Experience
Joe Wong
(??), a rising comedian who has performed at many popular TV and live shows, including Late Show with David Letterman and Ellen Show
October 28, 2010

Symposium on Early Chinese Civilization
Ancient World Unveiled by Modern Technology
Prof. Ta La, Dr. Jianen Cao,
Inner Mongolia Province Cultural Relics and Archaeology Research Institute, China
Dr. Lin Yang , National Museum of China
Prof. Xiandan Chen, Prof. Kehua Zhou, Prof. Yu Lei, Mr. Weidong Chen, Ms. Qiao Wan, Sichuan Province Cultural Relics and Archaeology Research Institute, China
Dr. Tianlong Jiao,
Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
Dr. Hong Yang, Dr. Qin Leng, Bryant University
September 29, 2010

Travel, Research and Experience in China
A presentation by Tom Pagliarini ’11 and Jason Fortin ’12 on their summer research trip to China on the theme of “U.S. and China: 1911-1950”
Moderated by Dr. Judy Barrett Litoff , Professor of History and Dr. Gaytha Langlois , Chair and Professor of Science and Technology
September 23, 2010
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Earth Day 2010
Urban Planning and Development in China: Preserving History vs. Becoming Modern
Jun Wang
Senior Reporter and Editor, Xinhua News Agency Outlook Weekly Magazine
April 20, 2010

Can U.S.-China Relations Stay on Track under Obama Administration? Could They Fall Off?
Ross Terrill, Ph.D.
Associate in Research, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
April 8, 2010

Ancient Chinese Philosophies and Religions: Confucianism, Daoism and Legalism
James Kodera, Ph.D.
Professor of Religion, Wellesley College
March 4, 2010

Intellectual Property Issues in China
Crystal Jiang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Bryant University
December 3, 2009

Road Ahead: The First Green Long March
A film screening and discussion with award-winning documentary producer
Michael Raisler , Creative Director, CINEREACH
November 12, 2009

Understanding the Chinese Investment Community
Scott Powell ’94, Ph.D.
Vice President of Investment Banking, Brean Murray, Carret & Co
October 28, 2009

Flowing to the Edge of the Sky: Understanding China Through the Lens of the Yangtze River
Robert Murowchick, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology, Director of International Center for East Asian Archaeology and Cultural History, Boston University
October 15, 2009

The Impact and Legacy of the Christian Colleges and Missionaries in Old China and China Programs in the U.S.
Martha Smalley

Curator and Librarian, Yale University Divinity School Library
Followed by a panel discussion with children of missionary families to China in early 1900s: Mimi Hollister Gardner, Charlotte Harris Rees, Carl Scovel. Moderator: Judy Barrett Litoff, Ph.D., Professor of History, Bryant University
September 24, 2009

Earth Day 2009
Global Climate and Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Over the Past 65 Million Years: Lessons From the Past for the U.S. and China
Mark Pagani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Yale University
April 22, 2009

The Notion of Tianxia (all under heaven) in China’s History and Future
James A. Millward, Ph.D .
Associate Professor of History, Georgetown University
March 19, 2009

One American Woman’s War in China: The World War II Letters of an American Red Cross Worker in Yunnan Province
Judy Barrett Litoff, Ph.D.
Professor of History, Bryant University
March 3, 2009

Current Status of HIV in China
Joseph Tucker
, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
December 11, 2008

Banking in China
Rose Lee Askin

Senior Vice President, Citizens Financial Group
November 6, 2008

The Origin of Agriculture and Impact on Chinese Civilization
Zhijun Zhao
, Ph.D.
Professor, Institute of Archaeology
Chinese Academy of Social Science
October 14, 2008

Introduction to Chinese Characters for American Learners
Chuanren Ke
, Ph.D.
Professor, Director of Confucius Institute, Director of Center for Asian and Pacific Studies. University of Iowa
October 2, 2008

The Silk Road Project: Connecting Global Cultures through Music
Laura Freid
, CEO and Executive Director, The Silk Road Project
Hu Jianbing , Musician (bawu, sheng, suona), Silk Road Ensemble
May 6, 2008

Earth Day 2008: China and the Environment
Lecture: The Emerging Environmental Legal and Policy System of China
Hongjun Zhang , Partner, Holland & Knight LLP.
Lecture: The Three Gorges Dam: Environmental Implications of the World’s Largest Dam
Guangli Xu , Professor and Chair, Civil Engineering Department, China University of Geosciences (CUG) at Wuhan
Documentary: Live in a Dilemma , directed by Jin Huaqing
Film: Still Life , directed by Jia Zhangke
April 22, 2008

American Influence on Modern Education in China through the "Boxer Indemnity" and the Founding of Tsinghua University
Jiashi Yang , Associate Professor, University of Nebraska
March 17, 2008

Understanding the Current Business Climate in China
Wendy Cai , Managing Director, Chinese Services Group, Deloitte LLP
February 21, 2008

Chinese Family: Continuity and Change
Martin Whyte
, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
December 6, 2007

Social Welfare in China: Disability Policy and Practice
Helen McCabe , Assistant Professor of Education, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
November 15, 2007

U.S-China Relations in the 21st Century: Friends, Foes, or Competitors?
Shiping Zheng , Chair, International Studies Department, Bentley College
October 11, 2007