If you like political science and international relations you will love this class. Professor Christensen is engaging and one of the best professors there is. He is passionate and loves what he does. Above all else, he knows his shit. You can rarely catch him off guard, and if he does not know something he always comes back to you after he learns more about it.
I think he also strikes a perfect balance between his love and respect for China and his criticism. His arguments are always respectful, and based on intellectual logic and evidence.
I always looked forward to his lectures and you will learn A LOT about China and the world. He talks very fast but circles back to certain issues often enough so that you understand the key things. Especially in our current world, taking this class is a must. It helped me understand current events and get a better grasp of US-China relations, and China's role in Asia and the World.
Again, incredible professor who teaches you beyond what you need to know for the class. He teaches you how to think about politics, economics, and life, and gives you a sense of how to conduct yourself in foreign policy circles.