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. He writes features and essays for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, National Geographic, and other publications. He covered the fall of the Berlin Wall and German unification for Baltimore’s The Sun, The St. Petersburg Times, The Toronto Star, and other newspapers. He is the author of Wild Grass (2004), A Mosque in Munich (2010), and The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao (2017).
Opiate of the People: A Review of Ian Johnson’s “The Souls of China”
Johan Elverskog on the destruction of religious practice by the CPC in the 20th century, and their encouragement of religiosity in the 21st....