Ian Johnson: The Souls of China and The Return of Religion After Mao

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Date(s) - 04/24/17
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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McCormick Foundation Center

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McCormick Foundation


Ian Johnson: The Souls of China and The Return of Religion After Mao

McCormick Foundation

Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

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 still searching for new guideposts. From the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ian Johnson comes a portrait of religion in China today—its history, the spiritual traditions of its Eastern and Western faiths, and the ways in which it is influencing China’s future.

Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer-Prize winning writer focusing on society, religion, and history. He works out of Beijing and Berlin, where he also teaches and advises academic journals and think tanks.

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