© 2014

Catholicism in China, 1900-Present

The Development of the Chinese Church

  • Editors
  • Cindy Yik-yi Chu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cindy Yik-Yi Chu
      Pages 3-12
  3. Catholic Missions in Local China

  4. Religion, Politics, and Culture: Cross-Cultural Issues in the Chinese Catholic Church

  5. Catholicism and Politics in the Post-Mao Period

  6. Conclusion

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 253-264

About this book


This volume is the product of scholars of various backgrounds, specialties and agendas bringing forth their most treasured findings regarding the Chinese Catholic Church. The chapters in this book covering the church from 1900 to the present trace the development of the Church in China from many historical and disciplinary vantage points.


China Christianity politics religion

About the authors

Anthony E. Clarky, Whitworth University, USA John Harney, DePaul University, USA Yuwu Shan, University College of Cork, National University of Ireland, Ireland Shanshan Lan, Hong Kong Baptist University, China Sergio Ticozzi, Holy Spirit Study Centre, Hong Kong, China Paul P. Mariani, Santa Clara University, USA Daniel K.T. Choi, Lutheran Theological Seminary George K.W. Mak, Hong Kong Baptist University, China Thomas Coomans, University of Leuven, Belgium Mark DeStephano, S.J., Saint Peter's University, USA Beatrice Leung, Wenzao Ursuline College, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Wen-Ban Kuo, National Taipei University, Taiwan Ambrose Ih-Ren Mong, O.P., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Bibliographic information


"Every China scholar is familiar with the four attempts to introduce Christianity into China. This volume takes up the story of the missions in China from 1900 to the present, and covers such topics as local history, the ending of the civil patronage over the missions, the first six Chinese Catholic bishops, and Sino-Vatican relations. It is a 'must-read' for all those interested in the history of Christianity in China during the twentieth century." - Peter Barry, English editor, Tripod

"This book discusses a most complex topic. Its exceptional value is in that it presents a readable, comprehensive, balanced, and academically well-founded overview on the growth of the Chinese Church in Communist China. Well-known China experts from various disciplines present interesting views on aspects related to the general topic: history, religion, politics, culture, art, and indigenization. The reader learns much about the past as well as on the challenges ahead for Christianity in China." - Jeroom Heyndrickx, CICM, Founder, Verbiest Institute, Louvain University, Belgium