The US-China Catholic Association was founded in 1989 by concerned U.S. bishops, Maryknoll, the Jesuits, and representatives of other religious orders in order to promote mutual support and fraternal ties between the Church in China and the U.S. Church.

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© 2019 US-China Catholic Association

China, Christianity, and the

Dialogue of Civilizations

28th International Conference of

the US-China Catholic Association

Conference Postponed due to CoronavirusCheck back March 1st for update.

cosponsored by the Department of Sociology, Santa Clara University

Full Program

The 2020 conference is an event spanning 3 days, 5 keynote speakers, a range of pastoral reflections, academic panels, practical workshops , and many other events to foster a deeper conversation surrounding Christianity, culture, and the friendship between the Church in China and in the U.S.

This program page will include further details as we update the schedule.



Ian Johnson is a Pultizer-prize winning New York Times journalist, and author of The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao.


Open to the public, following speakers


Morning Keynote

Rev. Antonio Spadaro, SJ is Editor-in-chief of La Civiltà Cattolica.

Academic Panels

Our panels are assembled in order to allow our attendants to engage more deeply with modern topics, and develop conversation.

Click here for the Call for Papers for Saturday’s academic panels. Accepted papers will be posted here, and submitters notified on a rolling basis starting November 15.


If you would like to submit or suggest a panel, click here.

Afternoon Keynote

Rachel Zhu (朱晓红) is an associate Professor of Religious Studies at Fudan University and a noted author and public intellectual.

Award Banquet

In honor of Brent Fulton and Joann Pittman of ChinaSource

(may be booked separately from conference, more information...)


Plenary Presentation

Hosted by Chiaretto Yan, a visiting professor at Saint Joseph University, Macau and research fellow at Sophia University, Italy.


Our panels are assembled in order to allow our attendants to interact more fully with the cultural climate of the present.



If you would like to submit or suggest a workshop, click here.

Closing Mass

Mass program and information for celebrants will be available as if January 1st


Thank you to everyone who attended!

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