Turning the Dharma Wheel

Nearly 20 years ago, China was rocked by what are still the biggest demonstrations since the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown.

Falun Gong was a spiritual movement that was hugely popular in China before being crushed. But what are its origins, how did it become so widespread and why did the government become so concerned?

I was interviewed for this BBC Witness retrospective that tries to answer some of these questions.

Please listen by clicking here.

Category: Chinese politics, Buddhism, China folk religion, Civil Society, 
Posted by: ian
Feb 1, 2018