The much awarded journalist Ian Johnson is joining today the China Speakers Bureau. Working in China since 1984, Ian worked for the Wall Street Journal as feature writer and bureau chief for twelve years.
He is currently living in Beijing and Berlin and a regular contributor to the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, and National Geographic.
Ian Johnson is currently writing a book on China’s search for values. “People want to know generally whither China,” says Ian Johnson. “How is China going to turn out, understand its beliefs, hopes, and values is an excellent way to figuring this out. When Alex de Toqueville wrote Democracy in America, he spent a lot of time discussing how that young, rising power’s spiritual life was organized because he realized that understanding this sort of thing is key to understanding a country.”