Our students are most active in exploring the city of Beijing. We visit museums, theme parks like the Nationality Park, and performances. Beijing has little difference than other large modern cities in the world with highrises, financial district, coffee shops, tea houses, and shopping malls. Since our program focuses on cultural and ethnic studies, we often visit places with China’s ethnic minority populations. In the meantime we also spend time viewing museum displays for instructional purposes of learning about how the state represents its minority population in public. Admittedly the U.S. has race issue, but China definitely lacks multiculturalism in the true sense. Ethnic minorities always appear coloful and cheeful in Chinese media as if their social function were only for public show. Fortunately our students have opportunities to make friends with students from Tibetan, Uyghur, Mongolian and other regions. They have learned quickly this sharp contrast between what is performed by the state and what is the actual lived experience.