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Ian Johnson
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Attended Harvard University
Lived in Beijing, China
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An outstanding overview piece in @TheEconomist on the rapid spread of Christianity in China.
http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21629218-rapid-spread-christianity-forcing-official-rethink-religion-cracks
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Jonathan Mirsky on Chinese leaders' Tiananmen complex. 
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Why have authorities detained 1,000 members of an obscure religious group in rural China? The issue may turn out to be central to the new Chinese leadership, as I argue in this piece for the New York Review of Books.
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Arguably a more important story than the Bo Xilai scandal:
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Important article on how to minimize the significant risk of getting hacked. Some of the advice is surprising.
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Prominent Palestinian scholar calls on Arab countries to sever economic ties with China over treatment of Uighurs. http://ow.ly/DAQQJ 
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No honeymoon for China's new leaders: Discontent Among the Normally Faithful MIddle-Class.
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Arne Westad on China's selfish foreign policy echoing its historical sinocentric world view. Professor Westad has just authored a fine overview of 250 yrs of Chinese foreign policy called "Restless Empire," which I highly recommend as a one-stop overview of China's interactions with the outside world.
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Even if you're sick of the Mo Yan/Nobel literature prize debate, this is a must-read by Perry Link in the NYRB. Very provocative points. I look forward to the full piece in ChinaFile.
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It's tough being God
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David Barboza continues his look at Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's family fortune, this time detailing how regulators under Wen saved a Chinese insurance company, which turned his family into billionaires. Amazing investigative work, almost all from public documents. 
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writer and journalist based in Beijing and Berlin.
Education
  • Harvard University
    Nieman Fellowship, 2006 - 2007
  • Free University of Berlin
    Sinologie, 1989 - 1992
  • Taiwan National Normal University Mandarin Training Center
    Chinese, 1986 - 1988
  • Peking University
    Chinese, 1984 - 1985
  • University of Florida
    Asian Studies/Journalism, 1981 - 1985
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  • New York Review of Books
    contributor, 2010 - present
  • New York Times
    correspondent, 2010 - present
  • The Wall Street Journal
    reporter, manager, 1997 - 2010
  • The Baltimore Sun
    reporter, 1992 - 1997
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Beijing, China - Berlin, Germany - Montreal, Canada - Tampa, FL, USA
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Confucian China and its modern fate
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Confucian China and its modern fate: a trilogy, Volume 2. Front Cover. Joseph Richmond Levenson. 1 Reviewhttp://books.google.com/books/about

Applying To Join The Chinese Communist Party
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Applying To Join The Chinese Communist Party

Rupert Conwell: This is one 2012 hopeful who's had his chips
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Is it mere coincidence that news of the death of Arch West came just as the Republican frenzy over enlisting New Jersey governor Chris Chris

Winter For Chinese Media: Why So Many Respected Journalists Are Leaving ...
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Independent investigative journalists in China seem to be under assault. What is happening, and what does the future hold?

Why We Should Criticize Mo Yan by Perry Link | NYRblog | The New York Re...
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At a recent conference at Princeton University, I met a Chinese language teacher whom I had not seen since 1989 in Beijing. Trying to recall

Are You There, People? It’s Me, God
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Like most of us, I was raised by parents who believed in the existence of people. Before every meal and every bedtime, we would sit quietly,

Mural draws fire from China
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City rebuffs consulate’s request to force removal of controversial painting

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It took eight years but my book Wild Grass: Three Portraits of Change in Modern China (Pantheon 2004, Vintage 2005) is out in Chinese. Needl

Hainan Airlines - <Start over
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The New Olympic Arms Race by Ian Johnson | NYRblog | The New York Review...
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You can follow the Olympics two ways. First, there's the right way: you pay attention to the athletes and root for great performances. You s

How Stable is China?
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Join us to celebrate a new partnership between the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations and The New York Review of Books.

In China, Facebook's Shadow and Worries About Innovation
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How do you have a feeding frenzy when you can’t—officially, at least—see what’s being served? This is the strange dynamic that runs through

A Pritzker Prize With Chinese Characteristics
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Wang Shu's work stands for, and the Pritzker jury statement sides with, one set of possibilities for China's future -- bold, forward

Learning How to Argue: An Interview with Ran Yunfei by Ian Johnson | NYR...
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One of China's most outspoken public intellectuals, Ran Yunfei was detained last year after calls went out for China to emulate the “Jas

Why French Parents Are Superior
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While Americans fret over modern parenthood, the French are raising happy, well-behaved children without all the anxiety. Pamela Druckerman

Razing History: The Tragic Story of a Beijing Neighborhood's Destruction
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As the Chinese capital develops, the demolition of historic neighborhoods and displacement of once-secure families is becoming one of the ci

Great beer. Passable food but it is called beermania.
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