Global China Studies has changed my perspective on China and its place in the world for the past three years. As I approach graduation, I can still say I learn something that reorients my perspective on China regularly. Our core course, The Concept of China, urges students to question the monolith of China and see China in its multifaceted and vastly changing nature. From that moment we are charged with the task of challenging China in a historical and contemporary context. To be able to critically examine the inner workings of a country where we work and live is a tool central to the Global China Studies major. I have gained perspective that I could not have received in any other course of study.