The conference adopts an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of the Chinese Catholic Church. Professors, researchers, post-doc fellows and graduate students of History, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Theology, Religious Studies, Gender Studies, Humanities and Translation are welcome to join.
Topics of panels and papers should focus on the REGIONAL AND LOCAL STUDIES of the Chinese Catholic Church from late Qing to the present. These include Catholic societies, congregations and institutions in a particular region or locality. Also included are Chinese and foreign personalities and the laity in a particular locality. For example, provinces, cities, villages, and parishes. Cross-cultural studies are most welcome.
2. CONFERENCE THEMES:
I. Regional and Local Studies
- Regional, provincial and local case studies; - Modern and contemporary events and personalities; - Cross-cultural, intercultural and transcultural case studies; - The role of women in the Chinese Catholic Church; - Bible translations; - Foreign Catholic missionary groups in Chinese society; - Comparisons between Chinese church communities on the mainland, in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan; and - The impact of Vatican II on the Chinese Catholic Church
II. The development of theology based on the works of Teilhard de Chardin
-Teilhard de Chardin, the person and his work; and -Theological works based on the contribution of Teilhard
3. SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS:
Deadline for submissions of titles and abstracts of panels and papers: September 30, 2014.
Abstract of each paper (in English or Chinese) should be about 200-300 words.
David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI) is a consortium of 28 universities from North America, Europe and Asia. LEWI, with Hong Kong Baptist University as the host institution and base, was established in 1993.
LEWI has two missions: (1) to promote mutual understanding between East and West through research, academic exchange, and other scholarly activities; and (2) to promote inter-disciplinary research in social sciences and humanities from both the perspectives of the East and West.
Society for the Study of History of Christianity in China, Hong Kong
David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI)
Hong Kong Baptist University
Room 702 David C. Lam Building
55 Renfrew Road
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
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