MSSU China Semester

China Special Events


Tai Chi Chuan Class

Dr. Kexi Liu7:00-8:00 p.m., Thursdays, Aug. 30-Nov. 1, 2007
Racquetball courts on MSSU campus
Enrollment fee: $50

In this 10-week course, you will learn the 24-form Tai Chi Chuan, one of the most popular Tai Chi forms in China. Tai Chi Chuan is an exercise developed from an old Chinese martial art. The slow and elegant movements of Tai Chi Chuan will help you to balance the yin and yang inside your body, and improve and maintain both mental and physical health. Tai Chi Chuan is excellent for flexibility, balance, and strength. The benefits can be numerous, from better sleep to stress reduction. Dr. Kexi Liu, a veteran Tai Chi Chuan teacher with more than 20 years' experiences, will be the instructor. Enrollment is limited to 20 people.


Chinese Kite Flying Contest

 Chinese Kite Flying Contest11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, 2007
University Java in Spiva Library

Eat a free lunch while learning how to build your kite for a contest to be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 on the MSSU soccer fields. Some patterns and materials will be provided. Kites will be judged in four or five categories, to be decided by the judges. Prizes will be awarded.


2007 China Conference
The Dragon Awake: China and its Emergence as a Global Business Leader

The Dragon Awake: China and its Emergence as a Global Business LeaderThursday-Friday, Nov. 1-2, 2007
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: $100 conference registration fee; complimentary admission to individual events for MSSU students, faculty, and staff

The Robert W. Plaster School of Business Administration at Missouri Southern State University is hosting an academic and business conference that focuses on the linkages between China’s historical, social, and cultural past and its current business practices.


For more information, contact the conference chair at  (417) 625-9703 or Additional information can be found at