Ian Johnson

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Ian Johnson has lived in China for more than 20 years writing on society, religion, and history. He was selected for the National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholars program for his book in progress on China’s unofficial history. His newest book The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao describes China’s religious revival and its implications for politics and society. His other works include Wild Grass, a book on civil society and grassroots protest in China, and A Mosque in Munich, a study of Islam and the Cold War in Europe. He has also contributed chapters to My First Trip to China (2011), Chinese Characters (2012), and the Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China (2016).