Ian Johnson’s Pulitzer Prize for his time covering China as the bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal (and his pair of Overseas Press Club awards) ensure his credentials as one of the world’s most prominent speakers on Chinese & Asian economics. Add on the fact he has lived for the better part of the last 27 years in China, accumulating first-hand experience on the changes shaping the country’s economy, and it’s clear Ian provides a uniquely informed perspective on these important topics.
You can find Ian’s writing in a range of publications including the New York Review of Books, the Journal of Chinese Religions and Foreign Policy. He presently works in close affiliation with the NY Times and produces work for their Sunday Magazine and is deep into producing two separate books- one on grassroots change in China and one on faith in China.
Well versed in both issues of spirituality and economics Ian may provide your organization or occasion with a range of diverse lectures. He specializes in speaking on the modern Chinese search for deeper meaning after decades of focus on their economic development, how grassroots movements will change the country, the upcoming 2012 shift in political leadership and the many ways the Western world and its media often misrepresent and misunderstand China.
Combining a journalist’s sensibilities with ground-level appreciation for the subtleties and nuances of the country, Ian is the perfect individual to shed new light on the changing face of China.