in the field

Ian Johnson has lived most of his adult life in China, writing on broad social issues such as the country's search for faith and values, as well as intensely political challenges, including efforts to control dissent and history.

His most recent book, The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao was named by The Economist and Christian Science Monitor as one of their best books of the year.

He has won the Pulitzer Prize for his journalism on China, and currently is a regular contributor of articles and commentary to The New York Times and The New York Review of Books. He also teaches undergraduate courses on Chinese religion, and is pursuing a doctorate in Sinology at Leipzig University.

Please feel free to explore this site to learn more about his projects, books, articles, biography, as well as media and public speaking appearances.