CFP, International Conference on the Catholic Church in China since 1979

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Asian History / Studies, Local History, Political Science, Religious Studies and Theology, Women's & Gender History / Studies


This is a call for papers and panels for the “International Conference on the Catholic Church in China since 1979” co-organized by the Modern History Research Centre of the Hong Kong Baptist University and Yuan Dao Study Society in Hong Kong. The conference will be held in Hong Kong Baptist University, June 14 and 15, 2018.

This is an international conference with scholars from around the world. The theme of the conference is the development of the Catholic Church in China on several levels, which are that of the state, government, society, and individual across different time periods from 1979 to 1989; 1989 to 2006; and 2007 to the present.

The conference organizers welcome panels and individual papers on Chinese Catholic Church history, the development of pastoral care and rituals, ordinary Catholic families and converts, and the impact of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) on China.

            The official languages of the conference are English and Putonghua. Full papers may be submitted in either English or Chinese.

            For registration, please visit the website:

            The deadline for registration is January 26, 2018 (Friday).

The Modern History Research Centre (MHRC) was established in 2002. Profiting from the role of Hong Kong as an intellectual bridge between China and the West, many of its activities have been centered on cross-cultural encounters, especially in 19th and 20th century history. The Centre has built upon the research strengths of the Department of History of Hong Kong Baptist University, such as intellectual and cultural history, the history of Christianity, Hong Kong history, and Sino-foreign history.

Yuan Dao Study Society is an association of priests and the laity accredited to the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, and is also a non-profit-making charitable organization registered in Hong Kong. Its work includes communication and reception of both domestic and overseas academics, and the promotion of Catholic studies. It aims at fostering the exchange of knowledge and ideas in relation to these studies through meetings, seminars and translation, editorial and publishing work.ic and Administration Building, 15 Hong Kong Baptist University Road, BURC, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

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