Articles

After a month in the US talking about the return of religion after Mao, I'm back in China, with…
May 4, 2017
This was completely unexpected but all the more thrilling to win. 
Mar 20, 2017
I'll be spending nearly a month in the United States in April and May, 2017, to talk about China's…
Feb 19, 2017
Is there really hope of a rapprochement between Beijing and the Vatican? 
Dec 29, 2016
A fun Q&A with me about another hat I wear in Beijing--as a teacher of Chinese religion to…
Nov 16, 2016
Francis and Xi: recording a Sinica Podcast about the Vatican's possible rapprochement with…
Nov 14, 2016
I recently attended a remarkable conference on narrative non-fiction in Beijng and came away…
Sep 27, 2016
What are the conditions of writing non-fiction in China today? Come join our talk at the Horizon…
Sep 14, 2016
In late August I participated in a very unusual but fascinating conference in Los Angeles. It was…
Aug 24, 2016
This should be the title of a very eclectic conference I'll be attending in August. 
Jul 26, 2016
A few updates on talks. On July 7 I spoke at the Freie Universität Berlin on China's religious…
Jul 15, 2016
On Jan. 15 and 16, The New York Review of Books , Hong Kong University and several other groups…
Jan 8, 2016
Can journalism capture the complexity of change in a place like China? In this Sinica podcast , I…
Jun 7, 2015
It will be my honor to host Timothy Garton Ash for a talk May 20 at Beijing's famous bookstore,…
May 15, 2015
I was a panelist along with Brown University's Rebecca Nedostup on this show about China's…
Apr 1, 2015
In this broadcast of Tom Ashbrook's "On Point," I join U Chicago's Dali Yang and Duke's Kang Liu…
Nov 4, 2014
I'll be in Chicago and St. Louis for a series of talks sponsored by the Pulitzer Center. One of…
Oct 24, 2014
For friends in the NYC area on June 21, I'll be speaking at the Asia Society with Orville Schell…
May 30, 2012
 I've been in Germany now for almost a week. On March 18/19, I was at the Leipzig Book Fair. On…
Mar 23, 2011
The upheaval in North Africa and the Middle East is focusing attention on the Muslim Brotherhood.…
Feb 4, 2011
I've put up a bunch of new video and audio links up on the site  here. They range from a talk at…
Aug 11, 2010
The  tour  for a Mosque in Munich is over; see the  new page of reviews  and, coming soon, some…
Jul 28, 2010