The King's College


The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao

Apr 13th 201712:00 to 01:30O'Keeffe Student Union

Contact: Caroline McNair,

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Ian Johnson has been a bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and in Berlin. He won a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2001 for his stories about the Falun Gong movement in China. He now writes for The New York Times, The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books. He has a new book out telling the story of how religion could change China from the inside out.

The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao following a century of violent anti-religious campaigns, China is now filled with new temples, churches, and mosques—as well as cults, sects, and politicians trying to harness religion for their own ends. Driving this explosion of faith is uncertainty—over what it means to be Chinese and how to live an ethical life in a country that discarded traditional morality a century ago and is searching for new guideposts.

Join the discussion at 12:00 PM on Thursday, April 13 in the O’Keefe Student Union. Light refreshments will be served.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.