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The Rise of China and
What it Means for the Church

Presented by: Rev. Paul Mariani, SJ
Edmund Campion, S.J. Endowed Chair at Santa Clara University

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This event is part of

Exploring Christianity and Culture in China:

Today and Yesterday


A collaborative public lecture series hosted by

the US-China Catholic Association, ChinaSource, and the China Academic Consortium

and co-sponsored by SCU History Department and SCU Sociology Department.

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Wednesday, march 16, 2022

 5:00 pm PT
Santa Clara University
SCDI 1302 (“Sobrato 1302”)
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053


China's transformation since the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949 has been dramatic. What have been the implications of this transformation for the Church in China? How has this affected relations with the Vatican and the wider Christian community? Fr. Mariani will provide an overview of leadership policy in China, then focus on how its current leaders see their "historical mission." How does this backdrop help us to better understand the developments of the past ten years leading up to today?

Paul P. Mariani, S.J., is the author of Church Militant: Bishop Kung and Catholic Resistance in Communist Shanghai (Harvard University Press, 2011) and holder of the Edmund Campion, S.J., Endowed Chair in the Department of History at Santa Clara University.

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about Paul Mariani, S.J.


Register for:

“The Rise of China and
What it Means for the Church"

Free and open to the public.

Registration required.
Attend in person or online.

All onsite guests are required to follow Santa Clara County and
Santa Clara University COVID guidelines.

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