When and Where
7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Embassy of the Czech Republic
2 Ritan Lu, Jian Guo Men Wai
Christianity first reached China in the 7th century AD; its history in the region has seen many ebbs and flows. Jamil Anderlini, Beijing Bureau Chief of the Financial Times, will discuss the astonishing revival of Christianity in China and how it is affecting modern Chinese society.
Thursday, December 4, 7:30pm
“Heavenly Empire: The Rise of Christianity in China”
Jamil Anderlini, Beijing Bureau Chief, Financial Times
Beijing International Society
Embassy of the Czech Republic | 50 RMB; 20 RMB for students | Foreign Passport Holders only | Off-the-record
Christianity first reached China in the 7th century AD; its history in the region has seen many ebbs and flows. Jamil Anderlini will discuss the astonishing revival of Christianity in China and how it is affecting modern Chinese society.
Jamil Anderlini was named Beijing Bureau Chief for the Financial Times in 2011, having already worked for four years as Beijing Correspondent for the paper. In 2010, Mr. Anderlini was named Journalist of the Year at the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Editorial Excellence Awards, and won the Best Digital Award at the Amnesty International Media Awards for his coverage of Chinese petitioners seeking justice in Beijing.
He has won numerous other awards, including a UK Foreign Press Association Award in 2008, several individual SOPA awards and the inaugural Jones-Mauthner Award in 2012, which recognizes outstanding reporting of international affairs by a young reporter at theFinancial Times. In 2013, Mr. Anderlini was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and short-listed for Foreign Reporter of the Year at the Press Awards in the UK and also the Orwell Prize, the UK’s most prestigious prize for political writing.
Prior to joining the FT, he was Beijing Business Correspondent for the South China Morning Post for two years. Before that, he was Chief Editor of the China Economic Review. Mr. Anderlini was born in Kuwait and grew up in New Zealand, where he received a BA from Victoria University and a post-graduate diploma in Journalism from Auckland University of Technology. He speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese and has lived mostly in Shanghai and Beijing since 2000.