The Rubin Museum of Art recently held a groundbreaking exhibition on something of a taboo, or at…
Jul 16, 2019
How do Chinse people keep the memory of the June 4 massacre alive? In this piece for The New…
Jun 3, 2019
"How the Party Decided to Shoot Its People:" In this essay for The New York Review of Books , we…
May 30, 2019
Chen Hongguo might be China's most famous ex-professor. In this Q&A for the NYR Daily, I ask…
May 14, 2019
Why the case of a Chinese law professor matters: In this piece  for the NYR Daily, I tell the…
Apr 19, 2019
In this essay for The New York Review of Books I look at a arts and culture space in Xi'an…
Apr 19, 2019
I'm honored to have written the introduction to Liao Yiwu's new book, which chronicles the…
Apr 8, 2019
It's one thing to write and talk about Chinese people's spiritual life in English; it's something…
Mar 2, 2019
In 2016 I published a long article in The New York Review of Books on a team at Tsinghua…
Mar 1, 2019
In another in my NYRB "Talking About China" Q&As, I speak with the devout Buddhist…
Feb 19, 2019
In this obituary in the NYT , I describe the life of Li Rui, Mao's personal secretary who later…
Feb 16, 2019
In my latest installment of the "Talking About China" series in the NYR Daily, I talk to Zhang…
Jan 31, 2019
I'll be traveling to Taiwan this month to help launch the first Chinese-language edition of The…
Jan 20, 2019
On Monday, the Chengdu-based blogger Huang Qi was put on trial for leaking sensitive state…
Jan 15, 2019
How does a society fight the downward spiral into oligarchy and repression? The small European…
Jan 14, 2019
A few weeks ago, Foreign Affairs asked me to revisit a piece I did for them in 2017 on China's…
Jan 7, 2019
One of the main characters in The Souls of China is Wang Yi, a dynamic pastor in the…
Dec 14, 2018
In this piece for The New York Times I investigate Beijing's new airport in the suburb of…
Nov 26, 2018
Many thanks to the Catholic magazine Spiritus , which has excerpted part of The Souls and…
Nov 26, 2018
Why has China had such a hard time accommodating Islam? In this piece for The New York Review of…
Nov 23, 2018
It's official: I'm now a doctoral candidate at Leipzig University, studying Chinese religion and…
Nov 11, 2018
In my latest for The New York Review of Books , I look at Taoism: how it moved westward and…
Oct 20, 2018
Parlez-vou 中文?How growing up during Montreal's language wars made me a China watcher
Oct 17, 2018
Christians in China have faced two very different challenges: naked state violence and state…
Sep 25, 2018
The downfall of China's most prominent Buddhist monk raises questions about the religion's path.
Sep 15, 2018

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