East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society presents
in partnership with The Seminary Co-op Bookstores
“The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao”
Pulitzer-Prize Winning Writer
Accredited China correspondent for The New York Times
6:00-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.
About the Book
The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao (Pantheon/Knopf in the US and Penguin in the UK, both on April 11, 2017) tells the story of one of the world’s great spiritual revivals. 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.
About the Author
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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Xi Song (Sociology), Dali Yang (Political Science), and Dingxin Zhao (Sociology)
The East Asia Workshop is sponsored by the Council on Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Persons with disabilities who believe they may need assistance please contact the student coordinator in advance.