Chinese culture is one of the oldest and most well documented in the world, with traditions that extend back thousands of years. Chinese civilization has created exceptional literature and arts, political thought, historical documentation, philosophy, and religion. Today, China is a culture and commercial center of Asia, with influence extending around the globe. At UMass Amherst, students immerse themselves in Chinese culture of the past, present, and future, through coursework ranging from Chinese business to Chinese pop culture. Studies are deepened through study abroad opportunities in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.