Cultural Programs

Chinese New Year Celebration: In early Spring, we organize Chinese New Year Celebration event on campus consisting of stage performance, such as dragon dance, Taiji, and music instrument, by local and guest artists, and Bryant’s international student talents, along with craft-making activities, such as papercutting and calligraphy, as well as local K-12 student artwork exhibit. The family-friendly event is free and open to the general public. 

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration: The celebration consists of a week-long Chinese culture exhibit with a specific theme every year through a collaboration with Chinese partner institutions, scholar presentations, art performances, and the tradition of tasting of moon cakes and tea. 

In 2020, a series of online activities will be organized in October with the theme of 2020 International Harvest Celebrations as below:

  • Mooncake Tasting at Salmanson and Gulski

Thursday, October 1

Mooncakes with various flavors will be served at Salmanson as dessert to offer students a taste of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Wednesday, October 7 @ 10am

Bryant international students and multicultural students will share their traditions of the fall harvest as well daily life through their videos. Participants can play Kahoot games on international harvest celebration traditions and win prizes.  

Wednesday, October 7 @7:30pm

Learn about Asian Mid-Autumn Festival traditions with Bryant Chinese students. Participants will also be invited to share food stories and traditions related to their own fall holidays. 

The workshop is recorded and can be viewed HERE.

Thursday, October 8 @ 4:00pm

In this webinar presentation Dr. Xinyi Liu, Associate Professor of Archaeology, University of Washington in St. Louis, will address questions such as how plant and animal domestication developed in the context of human production and consumption, and how those early food traditions and cultural customs spread to new environments in a global context.
 

Friday, October 9 @ 7:00pm

Students and teachers from School of Arts and Communication at China University of Geosciences present a virtual performance show with singing, dancing, and music instrument to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and Confucius Institute Day.

The performance videos can be viewed HERE.
 

Confucius Institute Day: Usually on the 4th Saturday of September, the birthday of the Confucius, we celebrate the special day by inviting the community to the art exhibit, culture craft-making activities, and performances.