Posts Tagged with “U.S.- China Institute”

Chinese science journalist will discuss his country’s low-carbon movement April 4

March 22nd, 2012

Heping Jian SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Pioneering journalist Hepeng Jia, founder and former editor-in-chief of China's first magazine targeting the science community, will discuss China's low-carbon movement at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in room MRC 4 of Bryant University's Unistructure, 1150 Douglas Pike.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Met Opera star will perform one-man show, ‘From Mao to the Met,’ April 5

March 22nd, 2012

Hao Jiang Tian

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Hao Jiang Tian, recognized as one of the world's most talented bass opera singers, will present his one-man show, "From Mao to the Met," at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Bryant University's Janikies Theatre, 1150 Douglas Pike.

Based on his 2008 memoir, the live performance traces Tian's journey from a childhood of hardship during the Cultural Revolution in Beijing to his life of international stardom. A performer since 1991 with New York City's Metropolitan Opera, Tian has been highly praised for his appearances in the world's major opera houses and has won acclaim for some of the greatest roles written for bass.

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Confucius Institute offers 12-week Chinese language courses for K-8, adults; private tutoring also available

March 1st, 2012

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  -  The U.S.-China Institute and Confucius Institute at Bryant University are offering 12-week introductory Chinese language classes for students in grades K-8 and adults. The classes are held on the Bryant University campus, 1150 Douglas Pike. Registration deadline is March 16.

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Enter the year of the dragon: Bryant hosts celebration marking Chinese New Year

February 6th, 2012

The University's Chinese New Year celebration attracted more than 600 people to campus — from Chinese families to curious local residents to mixed-race families seeking to expose their children to their ancestral heritage, according to this article in the Providence Journal.

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Public invited to celebrate arrival of Year of the Dragon Feb. 4

January 10th, 2012

Learn more about Bryant's award-winning dragon dance team in this video.

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Dragon dance team places third in international competition

September 24th, 2011

Dragon dance team places third in international competition

The University's dragon dance team placed third in international competition held in Shanghai. This news clip from Shanghai TV includes an interview with alumnus Christopher Neale '10, who competed with the Bryant team.

Team members who traveled to China to compete maintained a blog that can be read here.

Confucius Institute offers 12-week Chinese language courses for K-8, adults; private tutoring also available

September 20th, 2011

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - The U.S.-China Institute and Confucius Institute at Bryant University are offering introductory Chinese language classes for students in grades K-8 and adults beginning Oct. 4. The classes are:

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Fine China: Chinese culture program comes to Westerly

September 17th, 2011

The Westerly, R.I., community soon will be able to learn more about Chinese art, language and culture through the town's new Confucius Classroom, opening in collaboration with the University's Confucius Institute.

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Dragon dance team heads to Shanghai for three-day international competition

September 16th, 2011

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Seven members of the Bryant University dragon dance team leave campus on Saturday, Sept. 17, for China, where they will participate in the World Dragon and Lion Dance Competition Sept. 23-25 in Shanghai.

The two-year-old Bryant team is the only North American group competing in the tournament.

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Bryant dragon dance team heading to China

September 16th, 2011

The Associated Press reports on the Bryant dragon dance team's travel to Shanghai to compete in an international tournament. This article appeared on numerous news sites across the U.S.