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Ian Johnson
writer based in Beijing and Berlin.
writer based in Beijing and Berlin.
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A trailer, now with subtitles, of my new book The Souls of China. Thanks to @jonah_kessel.

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The Dao that is spoken too much: My Q&A with the great Terry Kleeman about the origins of religious Daoism in China. http://nyti.ms/2aOb6SP

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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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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Jonathan Mirsky on Chinese leaders' Tiananmen complex. 

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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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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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