Lecture: "The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao"


Location: Hesburgh Center C103

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. Ian Johnson will talk about his six-year project to document the great awakening of faith that is shaping the soul of the world’s newest superpower. Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer-Prize winning writer focusing on society, religion, and history. 

This event is sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. 

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