Through a Chinese Studies minor at Mizzou you can explore the rich culture of a civilization that is thousands of years old, deepen your understanding of a country with immense global economic and political influence in the present day, and learn a unique and fascinating language that will allow you access to both ancient and modern China.  Regardless of what your major is now, or your profession in the future, the knowledge and understanding you gain from a Chinese Studies minor will be relevant to your work and life.  Chinese Studies at the University of Missouri offers a variety of courses in both language and culture, and across several disciplines. On campus there are many China-related cultural activities and East Asian related organizations. Off campus there are many opportunities for study abroad in China both with programs led by MU faculty, and with third parties.  See the links below for more information.