Dr. James Schiffman is an educator and journalist, most recently as a faculty member on the Spring 2023 voyage of Semester at Sea and as an associate professor of Communication at Georgia College & State University. He began teaching after a long career in journalism, which included stints in Beijing and Seoul as Bureau Chief for The Asian Wall Street Journal. He earned a Ph.D. in Communication at Georgia State University in 2012. His dissertation critically compared narratives about China, Chinese history, and Chinese culture that emerged from the CCTV and NBC broadcasts of the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Dr. Schiffman is Editor of China Currents.