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"The Souls of China": The USCCA’s Latest Book Circle Meets in October


This October, members of the latest USCCA book circle will meet for their first discussion of The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao by Ian Johnson.


The Souls of China tells the story of one of the world’s great spiritual revivals. 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 how to live an ethical life in a country that discarded traditional morality a century ago and is still searching for new guideposts.


Participation in the book circle is open to all USCCA Affiliates. Learn more about becoming an Affiliate here >


Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, researcher, and senior fellow for China studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is currently writing a book about how history is used to both legitimize and challenge Communist Party rule in China. He closely follows China’s efforts to bolster its soft power around the globe.


Johnson was also a keynote presenter at the USCCA’s latest international conference, “China, Christianity, and the Dialogue of Civilizations.” You may view keynote address here>


To find out more about joining this book circle, contact Mr. Xin Chen at Admin@USCatholicChina.org.