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Thursday, April 27, 2017

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

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Location: Room C-103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Ian Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

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.…

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