Articles

Is the Chinese government preparing a crackdown on Christianity in China? And does it have to do…
Apr 9, 2018
One of the best parts of writing a crossover book like Souls of China is getting reviewed in two…
Mar 15, 2018
In March I'll be traveling to California, Washington D.C. and Indiana to support the launch of the…
Mar 8, 2018
In this interview with Five Books, I give my favorite five books on religion in China.
Jan 17, 2018
An interview with the contemporary Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie on his decision to work inside the…
Jan 6, 2018
The Economist has ranked The Souls of China one of the best books of 2017. Check out the review…
Dec 11, 2017
Starting in October I'll be on the road for over three weeks to talk about China's search for…
Sep 30, 2017
How are Chinese Catholics faring during this period of tensions between Beijing and the Vatican?…
Sep 27, 2017
Check out these two related interviews: one with the BBC and the other on The Sinica Podcast. 
Aug 4, 2017
In this review for the Christianity-in-China website ChinaSource, founder Brent Fulton writes:…
Jul 23, 2017
One of the great pleasures and privileges of getting one's book reviewed is discovering people…
Jun 29, 2017
In this article for the New York Times, a long look at the world's leading Buddhist missionary…
Jun 24, 2017
My review essay of three major new novels by Yu Hua and Yan Lianke.
Jun 19, 2017
“We didn’t know where his body was. We went from hospital to hospital. They had lists out. We…
Jun 5, 2017
In this review  in The New York Review of Books, Roderick MacFarquhar gives a detailed review of…
May 21, 2017
One of the most interesting interviewers I had was Kimberly Winston of Religion News Service, a…
May 17, 2017
The Christian Science Monitor gives an in-depth review of Souls of China, concluding that....
May 13, 2017
In this review  of The Souls of China in The Spectator, Roger Garside writes that I "skilfully…
May 12, 2017
In this NYT travel piece , I explore Beijing as a sacred city.
May 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
In this excerpt of my book in The Atlantic , I introduce on of China's most charismatic pastors,…
Apr 25, 2017
It took some doing but I managed to interview the reclusive author Ke Yunlu. Read it here in the…
Mar 29, 2017
An abbreviated chapter from The Souls of China in the NYT's Sunday Review.
Mar 24, 2017
Before you read the book, see the trailer....
Mar 15, 2017
Kirkus Reviews weighs in with a starred review of my forthcoming book, The Souls of China. Click…
Mar 13, 2017

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