Ian Denis Johnson
Ian Denis Johnson
|Born||27 July 1962|
|Education||University of Florida, Free University of Berlin, Harvard University|
|Occupation||Pulitzer Prize winning Reporter|
A reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Johnson won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. His reporting from China was also honored in 2001 by the Overseas Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Life and work
In 2010, Johnson published A Mosque in Munich, a book about the Islamic Center of Munich. He conducted research on the book while on a Nieman fellowship at Harvard University. He attended the University of Florida.
In 2004, Johnson published Wild Grass: Three Stories of Change in Modern China (Pantheon), which was later released in paperback and has been translated into several languages.
In 2017, he published The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao.
On February 9, 2006, Johnson delivered congressional testimony on the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe. He described the Brotherhood as "an umbrella group that regularly lobbies major international institutions like the EU and the Vatican" and "controls some of the most dynamic, politically active Muslim groups in key European countries, such as Britain, France and Germany." He said the group has schools "to train imams," has funded a "mechanism in the guise of a UK-registered charity," and has a fatwa council to enforce ideological conformity.
Johnson left the Wall Street Journal in 2010 to pursue magazine and book writing on cultural and social affairs.
- Johnson, Ian (2004). Wild grass : three stories of change in modern China. New York: Pantheon Books.
- — (2010). A mosque in Munich : Nazis, the CIA, and the Muslim Brotherhood in the West. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
- — (2017). The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao. New York: Pantheon Books. ISBN 9781101870051.
Essays and reporting
- Ex-Colony Weihai Ponders What Might Have Been, Wall Street Journal, June 24, 1997
- Can't We All Just Get Along? Are European Muslims Islam's best hope?, Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2004
- In China, Grass-Roots Groups Stretch Limits on Activism, Wall Street Journal, January 9, 2008
- "Will the Chinese be supreme?", New York Review of Books, 04.04.2013 
- Johnson, Ian (April 22, 2013). "Studio city : in a remote spot in China, the world's biggest movie lot is getting even bigger". Onward and Upward with the Arts. The New Yorker. 89 (10): 48–55. Profile of Hengdian World Studios.
- — (December 2, 2013). "In the air : discontent grows in Chinas most polluted cities". Letter from Handan. The New Yorker. 89 (39): 32–37.
- — (February 3, 2014). "Class consciousness : China's new bourgeoisie discovers alternative education". Letter from Chengdu. The New Yorker. 89 (47): 34–39.
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- Ian Johnson (2001) Pulitzer Prize winning articles in the Wall Street Journal
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2013-04-07.
- Muslim Brotherhood in Europe Archived 2007-07-03 at the Wayback Machine., February 9, 2006, Ian Johnson, Congressional Testimony - published with the AIFD
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-13. Retrieved 2013-04-07.