Mr. Joke meets Mr. Ho Ti

May 18, 2014

The Continuing education of Mr. Joke Being the third installment of one man’s adventure in the Middle Kingdom     Chongqing reminds me of Durham, real and gritty, but minus the diversity. No, wait.  Here, I am the diversity — … Continued

On the street with Beijing’s Desheng Today

May 17, 2014

  Jock Lauterer, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Carolina Community Media Project at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has returned to China for a third summer to teach … Continued

The Continuing Education of Mr. Joke

May 14, 2014

Being the third installment of one man’s adventure in the Middle Kingdom Dear Steve, My dearest pal and cherished colleague, was it not just yesterday back in ’67 when we toiled happily together at the Daily Tar Heel — a … Continued

In which China comes through for Mr. Joke

June 13, 2013

Our intrepid traveler is winding up a month of lecturing at conferences, newspaper workshops and universities in Shanghai, Chongqing, Hefei and Zhengzhou, China. This follows last summer’s Fulbright to Beijing, where he taught at three universities, and where at one workshop, … Continued

Images, both lost and found

May 31, 2013

Our intrepid traveler is two weeks into a month of lecturing at conferences, newspaper workshops and universities in Shanghai, Chongqing, Hefei and Zhengzhou, China. This follows last summer’s Fulbright to Beijing, where he taught at three universities, and where at … Continued

One thousand words from Chongqing

May 31, 2013

HOT POT Pride in place runs deep here. If you haven’t had Chongqing hot pot, then you haven’t had hot pot, my Sichuan trio of students tell me. And the mention of Beijing or Shanghai is liable to result in … Continued

The boy in the ‘Make Love Not War’ T-shirt

May 28, 2013

Our intrepid traveler is two weeks into a month of lecturing at conferences, newspaper workshops and universities in Shanghai, Chongqing, Hefei and Zhengzhou, China. This follows last summer’s Fulbright to Beijing, where he taught at three universities, and where at … Continued

Dr. Henry Kissinger and CHINA 101

May 27, 2013

Our intrepid traveler is two weeks into a month of lecturing at conferences, newspaper workshops and universities in Shanghai, Chongqing, Hefei and Zhengzhou, China. This follows last summer’s Fulbright to Beijing, where he taught at three universities, and where at … Continued

Delivery day: the proof is in the pudding

May 26, 2013

Our intrepid traveler is two weeks into a month of lecturing about Community Journalism at conferences, newspaper workshops and universities in Shanghai, Chongqing, Hefei and Zhengzhou, China. This follows last summer’s Fulbright to Beijing, where he taught Community Journalism at … Continued

Images from Chongqing

May 25, 2013

Mr. Joke Returns to China Our traveler returns to China this summer for a month of teaching, lecturing and learning at industry and university sites in Shanghai, Nanjing and Chongqing. Last summer, during his Fulbright to Beijing, he was once … Continued