China, Christianity, and the

Dialogue of Civilizations

28th International Conference of

the US-China Catholic Association

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Sociology, History, Political Science, and Modern Languages, and the Center for Global Engagement of Santa Clara University.

August 6-8, 2021, Santa Clara University

Program Overview


Opening Keynote

Reception to Follow

*Friday’s Events are Free and Open to the Public Upon Registration (Required for Planning)


Keynote: Ian Johnson (張彦), Pulitzer-prize Winning Journalist

Academic Panels


Keynote: Lu Nan (吕楠), Acclaimed Photographer

Bi-lingual Vigil Mass Celebrated Together

Ricci Award Banquet


Morning Keynote: Archbishop Savio Hon, SDB (韓大輝), Nuncio of the Holy See to Greece

Invited Presenter: Chiaretto Yan (甄健湘), Author, International Speaker

Pastoral & Practical Sessions

Closing Plenary Discussion: Visions for Serving China and the Gospel in Today’s Circumstances

register before july 1 to receive:
access to on-campus housing at a reduced rate
a 25% discount on registration fee


keynote speakers

archbishop savio hon, SDB (韓댕輝) 
Nuncio of the Holy See to Greece
Ian Johnson

Journalist, Author, Professor

Lu Nan

Internationally Acclaimed Photographer

Kin Sheung Chiaretto Yan (甄健湘) 
Author, International Speaker

Ricci Award Banquet

Brent Fulton


Joann Pittman


This year the USCCA is proud to honor Brent Fulton and Joann Pittman of ChinaSource as co-recipients of the China Association’s Matteo Ricci Award for Service of God and China.


The Matteo Ricci Award Banquet may be booked separately from the conference.

Enjoy a preview of what Peter Phan, a professor for the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Georgetown University, will discuss during the panel: The Sino-Vatican Accord in Historical and Comparative Perspective

Recent USCCA conferences

Keynote Speakers

Concurrent Panels

Recognition and Awards

Lively Discussions

Prayer and Liturgy

Festive Banquets

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.

US-China Catholic Association

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Berkeley, CA 94703

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