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August 22, 2013

The American Catholic Church and China in an Era of Globalization

Announcement: The 25th National Catholic China Conference
Theme: "The American Catholic Church and China in an Era of Globalization"
Date: Oct 4th - 6th, 2013
Location: Loyola University Downtown Campus, Chicago, IL.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4th: Evening Keynote:
“The State of the Church in China Today” (open to the public)
Speaker: Richard Madsen: Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of California, San Diego.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5th: Morning Keynote:
"Chinese Society Today: From the View of the Average Citizen"
Speaker: Ian Johnson: China-based Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5th: Morning Sessions.
The Chinese experience of Church in a Global Era The American experience of Church in China The Chinese American Experience of Church

SATURDAY OCTOBER 5th LUNCHEON HONORING DR. WU XIAOXIN Chinese banquet and presentation of the USCCB annual Ricci Award to honor Dr. Wu Xiaoxin of the Ricci Institute at the University of San Francisco and a longtime supporter of scholars researching the role of Christianity in Chinese society and Sino-Western cultural exchange. ($25 cost for all who wish to attend this luncheon. Courtesy of advance notice please. See below)

SATURDAY OCTOBER 5th: Afternoon Sessions The Experience of other Christian traditions and churches in China Catholic Institutional Presence in China Christian Tourism in China

SUNDAY OCTOBER 6th: Morning Sessions: A unique forum for scholars, teachers and students.
A. Research Scholarship on Christianity in China (8:30am – 9:45am)
Moderator: Robert Carbonneau, CP, US Catholic China Bureau/Ricci Institute Session presenters: Wu Xiaoxin, Ricci Institute, University of San Francisco; Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, Pace University; Jean-Paul Wiest, most recently Research Director of The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies.

B. Sociology of Religion in China (10:00am – 11:15am)
Moderator: Michael Agliardo, SJ, University of Loyola Chicago.
Session presenters: Panel leader Richard Madsen, University of California, San Diego with Yang Fenggang, Purdue University.

C. Teaching About Catholicism and Religious History in China (11:30am –
12:45pm)
Moderator: Mark DeStephano, SJ, St. Peter’s University.
Session presenters: Jeremy Clarke, SJ, Boston College; Anthony E. Clark, Whitworth University.

Special registration discount by September 1, 2013 Look at the conference website for greater detail: http://www.usccbconferences.net.

Feel free to contact me if you have any inquiries Rob Carbonneau, C.P., Ph.D. Assistant Director of the US Catholic China Bureau
Email: robcarb@cpprov.org

Posted by katemw at August 22, 2013 07:14 AM

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