Northwestern University

Apr
24
Mon 12:00 PM

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

When: Monday, April 24, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: McCormick Foundation Center, McCormick Foundation Center Forum, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Gina Giliberti  

Group: Global Politics and Religion Research Group (Buffett Institute)

Category: Academic

Description:

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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