A collection of images from the three-week teaching junket of a latter-day Johnny Appleseed trying to spread the word of Community Journalism in China, May 2016.
All photos by Jock Lauterer, otherwise known to the Chinese as “Mr. Joke.”
A senior lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, this was my fifth trip to China, where I also have been given an honorary Chinese name: Zhao Ke.
I am asked repeatedly: what’s your favorite thing about China?
Hands-down, it has to be the people. Everywhere I went, I was treated with genuine affection and respect — reminding me of that Mark Twain quote.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.”
Onward and upward!