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Students and teachers have been some of the hardest-hit by the pandemic, especially if what…
Sep 28, 2020
A huge thank-you to the jury of the Robert B. Silvers Foundation, for making me one of their…
Jan 17, 2020
Ten years after A Mosque in Munich was published, the book still resonates in parts of the Arab…
Dec 13, 2019
If you've wondered why the Chinese government is cracking down on some relgions but supporting…
Nov 19, 2019
Thanks so much to the American Academy of Religion for honoring me with their prize for best…
Aug 2, 2019
It's one thing to write and talk about Chinese people's spiritual life in English; it's something…
Mar 2, 2019
I'll be traveling to Taiwan this month to help launch the first Chinese-language edition of The…
Jan 20, 2019
As a follow-up to a talk I gave this past spring, the Steyler Missionaries' China Zentrum in Sankt…
Sep 11, 2018
On Friday night in Berlin, about 500 people came to the Gethsemane Church for a service to…
Jul 10, 2018
In March I'll be traveling to California, Washington D.C. and Indiana to support the launch of the…
Mar 8, 2018
Check out these two related interviews: one with the BBC and the other on The Sinica Podcast. 
Aug 4, 2017
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

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