The Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist focusing on society, religion and history. He works out of Beijing, where he also teaches at the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies. He was a newspaper correspondent in China for the Wall Street Journal and a contributor for the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker and National Geographic. Johnson was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and won in 2001 for his coverage of China. He also won two awards from the Overseas Press Club and an award from the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2017 he won Stanford University’s Shorenstein Journalism Award for his body of work covering Asia.


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