I was editor of the Swarthmore College Bulletin from 1992 to 2012. This China trip was under the auspices of the Swarthmore Alumni College Abroad, and was led by Professor Haili Kong, who teaches Chinese language and literature at the college. I hope you enjoy this blog about China.
This was my second trip to Asia. In January 2006, I accompanied the Swarthmore Alumni College Abroad, led by Associate Professor of Religion Stephen Hopkins, to Vietnam and Cambodia. A blog from that trip is here.
In 2010 and 2011, I returned to Southeast Asia, specifically to go to Cambodia as a member of a house-building team for the Tabitha Foundation. Ever since the 2006 Swarthmore trip to Vietnam and Cambodia, I have been drawn back to Cambodia by its beauty, its people, and its needs. My 2010 trip, which included a side trip to Laos, is chronicled here. The 2011 trip, on which I was accompanied by my son, Joseph Lott, is the subject of this blog.
Your comments on Swarthmore China 2007 are welcome.
In 2006, we explored Angkor Wat in Cambodia with the Swarthmore Alumni College Abroad. (Photo by Stephen Hopkins)