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The Catholic Church in Taiwan

Problems and Prospects

  • Francis K.H. So
  • Beatrice K.F. Leung
  • Ellen Mary Mylod
  • Examines the relationship between Church and State in contemporary Taiwan

  • Focuses on the internal development and changes within Taiwan's Catholic Church

  • Considers the role of Catholic Church in Taiwanese society, including inculturation and the influence of spirituality in Taiwanese fiction


Part of the Christianity in Modern China book series (CMC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Beatrice K. F. Leung
    Pages 1-11
  3. Michael Hsueh-liang Wang, Beatrice K. F. Leung
    Pages 57-81
  4. Beatrice K. F. Leung
    Pages 83-100
  5. Francis K. H. So
    Pages 217-222
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 223-234

About this book


This book provides a key analysis of the development of the Catholic Church in Taiwan, and considers the challenges it faces in contemporary times. It examines how the 1949 revolution in Mainland China brought a great number of Chinese intellectuals to Taiwan and provided the Taiwan Catholic Church with valuable human asset for theological and liturgical indigenization. This volume considers different aspects of the development of the Taiwan Catholic Church in the context of indigenization, and examines how the multi-faceted aspects of Catholicism in the Taiwan Catholic Church are revealed through history, philosophy, social science, linguistics, music and literature. 


Taiwan Catholicism Catholic Church Inculturation Liturgical Indigenization Church-State relations Forms of Evangelization Oriental Spirituality Taiwan Catholic Church History Focolare in Taiwan Bridging Endeavor with China Literature and Religion

Editors and affiliations

  • Francis K.H. So
    • 1
  • Beatrice K.F. Leung
    • 2
  • Ellen Mary Mylod
    • 3
  1. 1.Kaohsiung Medical UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan
  2. 2.Wenzao Ursuline University of LanguagesKaohsiungTaiwan
  3. 3.Wenzao Ursuline University of LanguagesKaohsiungTaiwan

About the editors

Dr Francis H.K. So is Chair Professor of English at Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan and is Councilor of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies.  He has published in Chinese and co-edited A Guide to Major Texts in English Literature (2007), Identity and Politics: Early Modern Culture (2005) and Emotions in Literature (2010). Most recently he edited Perceiving Power in Early Modern Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). 

Dr Beatrice K.F. Leung, is a Sister of the Congregation of the Precious Blood. She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 1989 to 2004 she taught in universities in Hong Kong and Macau. She is now a visiting research professor in Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages. Her research interest is Sino-Vatican-Taiwan relations.  

Mary Ellen Mylod is an Ursuline Sister of the Roman Union of the Order of St. Ursula. She graduated from London University in French and Latin and from the London University Institute of Education. She has worked in Taiwan (Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages), Hong Kong and Xiamen (China) for over 40 years. She was Chairperson of the English Department for 16 years from 1974 and founded the Department of Foreign Language Education in 2003.

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