Articles

In this piece for the New York Times, I write about how religious groups are mobilizing to help…
Feb 23, 2020
In this piece for the NYT Sunday Review, I look at how the Chinese government, for the first…
Dec 22, 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 piece for The New York Times , I report on the consecration of Msgr. Yao Shun, the first…
Aug 29, 2019
Chen Hongguo might be China's most famous ex-professor. In this Q&A for the NYR Daily, I ask…
May 14, 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
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
Many thanks to the Catholic magazine Spiritus , which has excerpted part of The Souls and…
Nov 26, 2018
Christians in China have faced two very different challenges: naked state violence and state…
Sep 25, 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
Is the Chinese government preparing a crackdown on Christianity in China? And does it have to do…
Apr 9, 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
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
How are Chinese Catholics faring during this period of tensions between Beijing and the Vatican?…
Sep 27, 2017
In this multi-book review essay for the NYRB, I look at the fate of China's rights lawyers and…
Aug 4, 2017
In this review for the Christianity-in-China website ChinaSource, founder Brent Fulton writes:…
Jul 23, 2017
In this excerpt of my book in The Atlantic , I introduce on of China's most charismatic pastors,…
Apr 25, 2017
Is there really hope of a rapprochement between Beijing and the Vatican? 
Dec 29, 2016
Francis and Xi: recording a Sinica Podcast about the Vatican's possible rapprochement with…
Nov 14, 2016

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