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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

Conference Schedule

The 2021 conference is an event spanning three days, five 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.

Ongoing

6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

7:00 PM – 7:15 PM

7:15 PM – 8:30 PM

8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Exhibits and Videos

Charney 101

Ongoing Check-in and On-site Registration

Mabie Grand Atrium

Welcome Remarks and Benediction

Michael Agliardo, SJ, Executive Director, USCCA 

Panelli Courtroom

Opening Keynote Address

Myron Youngman (杨迈), Founder and Director of The Kaifa Group

“The Protestant Experience in China after Mao”

Panelli Courtroom

Reception

(Open to All Who Attend Keynote Address)

Mabie Grand Atrium

Friday (8/6) Evening

 

Ongoing

7:45 AM - 10:30 AM

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

9:00 AM – 9:55 AM

9:55 AM – 10:15 AM

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

11:30 AM – 11:45 AM

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

5:15 PM

7:00 PM

Breakfast 

Mabie Grand Atrium

Morning Prayer and Welcome

Panelli Courtroom

Morning Keynote 

Ian Johnson (張彦), Pulitzer-prize Winning Journalist, Stephen A. Schwarzman Senior Fellow for China Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

"The State's Hand: China's New Religious Policy and the Catholic Church"

Panelli Courtroom

Break

Mabie Grand Atrium

Saturday Panels I

Sinicization of Religion: Meaning and Application

Panelli Courtroom

Building Bridges Between China and The West: Three Case Studies

Charney 106

Break

Mabie Grand Atrium

Saturday Panels II

The Sino-Vatican Accord in Historical and Comparative Perspective 

Panelli Courtroom

China, Christianity, and Environmental Stewardship

Panelli 104
 

Sino-Christian Theology: Chinese Intellectuals Engage Christian Tradition
Panelli 106

Lunch

Food Served in Mabie Grand Atrium, Seating in Plaza

Saturday Panels III

Civic Controversy in Hong Kong and Christian Community

Panelli Courtroom

Urbanization and Its Far-Reaching Implications

Panelli 106

Chinese Wisdom and Catholic Spirituality 

Panelli 104

Break

Mabie Grand Atrium

Afternoon Keynote 

Jamason Chen (陈建中), Clinical Professor of Photojournalism, Manager of Technology, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago

As a guide to the Work of Lu Nan (吕楠), Chen will speak about Lu Nan’s five-year documentary reflection (as seen in his book, On The Road) of Catholics throughout China.

Panelli Courtroom

Break and Transition to Locatelli Hall for Mass

Mass

Locatelli Hall

Ricci Award Banquet

Benson Hall, California Mission Room

Saturday (8/7) 

Exhibits and Videos

Charney 101

Ongoing Check-in and On-site Registration

Mabie Grand Atrium

 

Ongoing

7:45 AM – 10:30 AM

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

11:30 AM – 11:45 AM

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Exhibits and Videos

Charney 101

Ongoing Check-in and On-site Registration

Mabie Grand Atrium

Breakfast

Mabie Grand Atrium

Morning Prayer and Welcome

Panelli Courtroom

Morning Keynote I

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

"Control Policy, Cat Principle, and Grey Pragmatism – a Drama of the Church in China"

Panelli Courtroom

Break

Mabie Grand Atrium

Morning Keynote II

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

"The Quest of Chinese Youth for Purpose in Life and Relationships"

Panelli Courtroom

Break

Mabie Grand Atrium

Sunday Panels I

Chinese International Students in American Universities I

Panelli Courtroom

Serving Society in China

Panelli 106

Chinese Students at American Catholic High Schools

Panelli 104

Lunch

Food Served in Mabie Grand Atrium, Seating in Plaza

Sunday Panels II

Chinese International Students in American Universities II

Panelli Courtroom

Preparing for Ministry in China

Panelli 106

Break

Mabie Grand Atrium

Closing Plenary Discussion

"A Vision for Serving China and the Gospel"

Panelli Courtroom

 

Sunday (8/8)