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Exploring Christianity and Culture in China: Today and Yesterday

A COLLABORATIVE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES HOSTED BY THE USCCA, CHINASOURCE, AND CHINA ACADEMIC CONSORTIUM

As Christians we are united by the gospel and learn from one another’s witness.

The speaker series is frequently held as in-person and on-line events.


We seek to hold three events a year:
•    To shine a spotlight on the way that China and the West have contributed to one another’s mutual well-being and to underscore the inadequacy of narratives, increasingly common in our day, that serve only to polarize.

•    To provide positive opportunities to understand on a deeper level the cultural exchange between China and the West.

•    To highlight the important role of Christianity in this exchange, both historically and in our day, a reality which is sometimes neglected due to the secular nature of the West and a tendency in China to mix foreign religion with politics.
 

UPCOMING SPEAKER EVENTS

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From Matteo Ricci to Pope Francis: Jesuits and Christian Dialogue in China

Anthony E. Clark

Though centuries apart, both Ricci and Francis are Jesuits who represent an astonishing continuity in how the Society of Jesus has theoretically and operationally actualized its religious and diplomatic mission regarding China.  Dr. Clark will examine how Jesuits have maintained a Christian dialogue with China from 1582 until the present.  As representatives of this uniquely Jesuit approach, Matteo Ricci and Pope Francis frame that exchange.

 

PAST SPEAKER EVENTS

Chinese Christians and the Path to Liberal Modernity in China, 1900-1949

November 14, 2021

Christian Theology in a Chinese Idiom: Reshaping the Conversation

June 10, 2021

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The Vessel Overturned: Current Views on Hong Kong Christian Civic Life

February 25, 2021

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The Role of Confucian and Christian Dialogue in China Puzzle

November 30, 2020

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Real Lives of Real Missionaries: Timothy Richard (1845-1919)

April 30, 2020

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