On Friday night in Berlin, about 500 people came to the Gethsemane Church for a service to…
Jul 10, 2018
Read the latest in my eight-year series of interview with Chinese thinkers about problems facing…
Jun 18, 2018
How one of the most important documents in Chinese history ended up in Washington's Smithsonian…
Jun 8, 2018
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake, a time when it seemed like civil…
May 16, 2018
Is the Chinese government preparing a crackdown on Christianity in China? And does it have to do…
Apr 9, 2018
One of the best parts of writing a crossover book like Souls of China is getting reviewed in two…
Mar 15, 2018
"Mao and Deng had proxies who took the fall for failed policies. Now, it’s Xi standing alone." 
Mar 14, 2018
In March I'll be traveling to California, Washington D.C. and Indiana to support the launch of the…
Mar 8, 2018
With the Vatican and Beijing on the verge of a historic deal, I take a deeper look at the problems…
Feb 14, 2018
In his first comments since news of a possible deal between the Vatican and Beijing broke, an…
Feb 11, 2018
As we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Great Leap Famine, I ask the touchy question of who…
Feb 5, 2018
Nearly 20 years ago, China was rocked by what are still the biggest demonstrations since the 1989…
Feb 1, 2018
In this NYT piece , I write about surprising new develops in Sino-Vatican relations.
Jan 29, 2018
In this interview with Five Books, I give my favorite five books on religion in China.
Jan 17, 2018
An interview with the contemporary Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie on his decision to work inside the…
Jan 6, 2018
The Economist has ranked The Souls of China one of the best books of 2017. Check out the review…
Dec 11, 2017
China's leader is due to start a second five-year term this week. In this NYT Sunday Review piece…
Oct 14, 2017
I met one of contempoary China's greatest writers just before his death two decades ago, but…
Oct 8, 2017
Starting in October I'll be on the road for over three weeks to talk about China's search for…
Sep 30, 2017
I'm sorry to report the passing of a legendary foreign correspondent, Wilbur G. Landrey, chief…
Sep 30, 2017
How are Chinese Catholics faring during this period of tensions between Beijing and the Vatican?…
Sep 27, 2017
Why would someone hire drag queens for a funeral service?
Sep 9, 2017
What happens when three-quarters of a nation loses its mother tongues by government order? 
Aug 27, 2017
In this piece for The New York Times, I write about Cambridge University Press's decision to…
Aug 20, 2017
Check out these two related interviews: one with the BBC and the other on The Sinica Podcast. 
Aug 4, 2017

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