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New book by staff (2 March 2020)

02 Mar 2020

New book by staff (2 March 2020)

People, Communities, and the Catholic Church in China
ISBN: 978-981-15-1678-8

Editors: Professor Cindy Chu, Professor of the Department of History at Hong Kong Baptist University and Professor Paul P Mariani, SJ Endowed Professor of the History Department at Santa Clara University.


This book explores the Chinese Catholic Church as a whole as well as focusing on particular aspects of its activities, including diplomacy, politics, leadership, pilgrimage, youths, and non-Chinese Catholics in China. It discusses Sino-Vatican relations and the rationale behind the decisions taken by Pope Francis with regard to the appointment of bishops in China. The book also examines important changes and personalities in the Chinese Church, the Catholic organisations, and the Catholic communities in the Church, offering a key read for researchers and graduate students studying the Chinese Catholic Church, the Church in Asia, and religion in contemporary China.