the human quest

Experience China’s modern cities. Universities, art districts, the music scene. Meet Chinese young adults -- Catholic, Protestant, traditional and secular. Experience the ever ancient and ever young human quest from a Chinese perspective. For first-time visitors, the tour can be extended to include popular destinations such as the Forbidden Palace and the Great Wall.

This tour is specially designed for those who work with Chinese international students at U.S. high schools and universities. All are welcome.

tour leader

Father Michael Agliardo, director of the China Association, has taught in China, traveled throughout the country, and worked with youth for over twenty years. Join him for a unique experience of China.

working itinerary




Ancient imperial sites and churches coexist on land granted by emperors in centuries past; magnificently restored historic churches; a seminary visit.

Site of 1st imperial capital of China; terminus of fabled Silk Road; home to St. Francis Cathedral (1715); Terracotta Warriors; a vibrant Catholic community.


Cosmopolitan city and center of world finance; important center of Chinese urban Catholicism; Fudan University; pilgrimage site.

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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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