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All the Hu’s in Hu-ville

March 15, 2015

Suddenly outside the hotel, the street fills with pandemonium: fireworks blasting, drums beating, horns blaring, red flags waving — carried aloft by brightly-clad marchers, mostly elderly and carrying flags, spears, banners, lanterns — and most distinctly, shoulder-borne litters of sacred shrines, … Continued

In which a new community paper gets it right

March 11, 2015

THE BACK STORY Returning for his fourth time in as many years, UNC-CH Senior Lecturer Jock Lauterer is documenting a whirlwind two-week teaching gig to four cities in China where he will be advising community newspaper start-ups and helping to … Continued

On being taught by one’s students

March 11, 2015

THE BACK STORY Returning for his fourth time in as many years, UNC-CH Senior Lecturer Jock Lauterer is documenting a whirlwind two-week teaching gig to four cities in China where he will be advising community newspaper start-ups and helping to … Continued

Back to the Wall

March 9, 2015

Did I really bring a UNC basketball poster 9,000 miles just to have this photo made at the Great Wall of China? No, I did not. The poster is for “Frank” Liu, the 16-year-old son of my host, Prof. Chen … Continued

China: the elevator speech

March 6, 2015

THE BACK STORY Returning for his fourth time in as many years, UNC-CH Senior Lecturer Jock Lauterer is documenting a whirlwind two-week teaching gig to four cities in China where he will be advising community newspaper start-ups and helping to … Continued

Mr. Joke returns to the Wild East

March 4, 2015

  THE BACK STORY Returning for his fourth time in as many years, UNC-CH Senior Lecturer Jock Lauterer is documenting a whirlwind two-week teaching gig to four cities in China where he will be advising community newspaper start-ups and helping … Continued