Articles

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
My piece in the New York Times on Xi's efforts to keep a lid on China's explosive religious…
Oct 7, 2016
While copy-editing my new book on China's religious revival, I came across this photo in my files…
Sep 2, 2016
My report in the Sunday New York Times from China's Christian heartland on the government's…
May 21, 2016
China's cross-removal campaign has hit a snag: its own government-backed churches, which…
Aug 13, 2015
Are Chinese really as atheistic as a recent Gallup poll suggests? I take a closer look.
Jul 2, 2015
The demolition of a church in Wenzhou, the economic boomtown south of Shanghai, garnered some…
Jun 2, 2014
I recently had the chance to read a couple of fascinating books about Christianity's growth in…
Feb 20, 2014
At last year's U.S. Catholic China conference, I had the honor of interviewing UC San Diego…
Feb 4, 2014
In late August, two dozen Chinese intellectuals met at Oxford University and drew up a statement…
Oct 19, 2013
Yuan Zhiming, who helped create one of the most important TV shows of 1980s China ("River Elegy"),…
Sep 4, 2012