spiritual vacuum

China’s Way to Happiness

In the New York Review of Books, Ian Johnson interviews Richard Madsen, a scholar on Chinese...

Ian Johnson: Are China’s Rulers Getting Religion?

In the New York Review of Books, Ian Johnson looks at the debate over morality in China following the death of toddler Yue Yue on Foshan, and whether Daoism may be one option to fill the spiritual void in Chinese society: The...

Culture’s Long March from Revolution to Crises

From the English version of Caixin: Flames of the Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976 consumed many but also engendered a skeptical generation that’s marched along a winding road of Chinese cultural change for the past...

The Holy Olympic Torch, Atheism and Tibet

Beijing based poet, writer and blogger Dong Guangfu (董桄福) published the following essay online, partially translated by Linjun Fan: The holy Olympic Torch has been lighted, and passed on across the world. The dream of a large...



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