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Public Lecture: “The Rise of China and What It Means for the Church”


As part of our ongoing joint lecture series with the US-China Catholic Association (USCCA) and the China Academic Consortium (ERRChina), USCCA will be hosting the spring lecture on March 16. The lecture, titled “The Rise of China and What it Means for the Church” will be given by Fr. Paul Mariani, professor of history at Santa Clara University.

Fr. Mariani will explore the implications of China’s transformation for the church in China and how this has affected relations with the Vatican and the wider Christian community. He will provide an overview of leadership policy in China, then focus on how its current leaders see their “historical mission,” focusing on how this backdrop helps us better understand the developments of the past ten years.

This lecture will be given in-person at Santa Clara University. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required. There is an option for online attendance as well.

Here are the details:

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
5:00PM
Santa Clara University
SCDI 1301
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

More details and registration information can be found on the USCCA website and on the downloadable flyer below.

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. It is co-sponsored by the Santa Clara University History Department and the Santa Clara University Sociology Department.

Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman is Vice President of Partnership and China Engagement and editor of ZGBriefs. Prior to joining ChinaSource, Joann spent 28 years working in China, as an English teacher, language student, program director, and cross-cultural trainer for organizations and businesses engaged in China. She has also taught Chinese at the University …View Full Bio


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