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
Suddenly articles are appearing again... this time in The New York Review of Books. 
Sep 11, 2018
As a follow-up to a talk I gave this past spring, the Steyler Missionaries' China Zentrum in Sankt…
Sep 11, 2018
For German readers here's a piece I did for  china heute  on the future of religion in China. 
Aug 3, 2018
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

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