• <a href="/live/image/gid/489/width/650/86483_Chinese_main_image.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image86483"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/489/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86483_Chinese_main_image.rev.1607646040.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/489/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86483_Chinese_main_image.rev.1607646040.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/489/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86483_Chinese_main_image.rev.1607646040.jpg" alt="Our Chinese Program at Lewis & Clark is an excellent way to develop your understanding of thi..." width="720" height="690" data-max-w="470" data-max-h="450" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Our Chinese Program at Lewis & Clark is an excellent way to develop your understanding of this rich culture and its language.</div>

We teach Modern Standard Mandarin, offering courses through a four-year curriculum that simultaneously develops speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. If combined with participation in one of our well-integrated abroad programs in China, students completing this curriculum will graduate with advanced language proficiency and a high level of cultural competency. Our program offers opportunities to explore the rich literary legacy of the Chinese-speaking world, not only through appreciation and analysis of translated texts, but also by reading contemporary and classical literature in the original language. Our program complements the courses on Chinese history, art, society, and religion offered through the Asian Studies program.