A huge thank-you to the jury of the Robert B. Silvers Foundation, for making me one of their…
Jan 17, 2020
In this piece for the NYT Sunday Review, I look at how the Chinese government, for the first…
Dec 22, 2019
Ten years after A Mosque in Munich was published, the book still resonates in parts of the Arab…
Dec 13, 2019
In this piece for the New York Review Daily, I look at how the protests are playing out and…
Nov 26, 2019
If you've wondered why the Chinese government is cracking down on some relgions but supporting…
Nov 19, 2019
In this recent piece for The New York Review of Books I review R.S. Sugirtharajah's…
Oct 10, 2019
In this op-ed for the New York Times  I describe what Tuesday's scene was like on Tiananmen…
Oct 3, 2019
In this piece for The New York Times , I look at something that all China-watchers know: the fact…
Sep 26, 2019
Not coincidentally, China's ongoing crises in Hong Kong and Xinjiang are at its unstable and…
Sep 7, 2019
I n my first review for the New York Times book section, I look at Julia Lovell's sweeping…
Sep 3, 2019
In this piece for The New York Times , I report on the consecration of Msgr. Yao Shun, the first…
Aug 29, 2019
In this feature for the NYT , I write about how the Forbidden City is opening up, in step with…
Aug 4, 2019
Thanks so much to the American Academy of Religion for honoring me with their prize for best…
Aug 2, 2019
In this daily article for the New York Times , I explain how one of China's Internet pioneers,…
Jul 29, 2019
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

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