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The souls of China

Ian Johnson

The souls of China

the return of religion after Mao

by Ian Johnson

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion

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    StatementIan Johnson
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL1803 .J645 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 455 pages
    Number of Pages455
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26883040M
    ISBN 101101870052
    ISBN 109781101870051, 9781101870068
    LC Control Number2016036412
    OCLC/WorldCa953805523

      In , Johnson returned to China, where 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 teaches undergraduates at The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies, and also runs a fellowship program there.


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Ian Johnson Cited by: 5. About The Souls of China. One of the Best Books of the Year: The Economist, The Christian Science Monitor China is in the midst of one of the world’s great spiritual awakenings: some million Chinese currently practice a faith, while tens of millions more follow personal gurus, populist masters and New Age sages.

An exploration of the role of faith in contemporary China. Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Johnson (A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA, and the Muslim Brotherhood in the West,etc.) delves into the lives of several families and communities as they live out varying faith traditions in the way, he provides useful history lessons on how religion in China.

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The Souls of China tells the story of one of the world's great spiritual revivals. In The Souls of China he masterfully opens up a little explored realm: how the quest for religion and spirituality drives hundreds of millions of Chinese." --Pankaj Mishra, author of Age of Anger: A History of the Present "The Souls of China is a rich, informative, and timely book, which explores a major aspect of Chinese life/5().

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