China, Christianity, and the

Dialogue of Civilizations

28th International Conference of

the US-China Catholic Association

cosponsored by the Department of Sociology, Santa Clara University

We invite authors, organizations, and individuals to:

  • propose / offer academic panels that will enhance out proceedings

  • propose / offer practical and pastoral workshops and presentations

  • provide literature regarding their organization

  • promote a book that may be of interest to conference goers

Conference Proposals

Academic panels

The USCCA seeks proposals from scholars for conference panels drawing on the method and resources of their respective disciplines.


Panels should address contemporary developments concerning Christianity, the roles it plays, and its circumstances in Chinese society today.

Example of panels / topics proposed to date:

  1. The Sino-Vatican accord in historical and comparative perspective

  2. Sinisization of religion: Meaning and application

  3. Youth culture and contemporary society

  4. Environmental issues, faith communities and the common good




Note: Panel organizers (only) will have conference registration fees waived in appreciation for their service to the gathering.


Panels and presentations are currently being considered on a rolling basis. Consideration will end December 20.

pastoral & Practical Sessions

Discussion forums and practical advice from people involved in the life of the Church in China and in the Chinese diaspora.

Workshops and presentations requested to date:

  1. Young adult fellowship groups

  2. How Catholic high schools can better accommodate Chinese students

  3. American Catholic university presence in China

  4. Protestant and Catholic collaboration

  5. Spirituality, theology and Chinese culture  

  6. Urban immigration: challenge to the Church in China

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  • suggestions for workshops or presentations

  • suggestions concerning speakers (including yourself)

  • other suggestions or feedback


Note: Presenters will have their conference registration fees waived in appreciation for their service to the gathering.


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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