‘The Catholic Church in China’ – Call for Papers

The Chinese Catholic Church:
Regional and Local Studies, Late Qing-Present
A Roundtable to Commemorate the
60th Anniversary of Teilhard de Chardin’s Death

Hong Kong Baptist University, 4-5 June 2015
Deadline: 30 September 2014

1. The Conference

LEWI invites panel and individual paper submissions to the international conference on ‘The Chinese Catholic Church: Regional and Local Studies, Late Qing-Present’. Interested parties are also welcome to submit proposals to ‘A Roundtable to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Teilhard de Chardin’s Death’.

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.

Please email your cv, panel and paper abstracts to: church2015@project.hkbu.edu.hk

4. Notification of Acceptance of Proposals

On or before December 15, 2014.

5. Registration

Registration fee: US$250 or HK$1,940;
Special rate for graduate students: US$150 or HK$1,160

Late and onsite registration: US$300 or HK$2,330;
Special rate for graduate students: US$200 or HK$1,550

Two luncheons and one banquet are included.

Deadline for Early Registration: January 30, 2015.

6. Accomodation

NTT International House, Hong Kong Baptist University

7. Website

8. About LEWI

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

9. Co-Sponsors

Society for the Study of History of Christianity in China, Hong Kong

10. Contact Us

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
Hong Kong

Tel / Fax : (852) 3411 5352 / (852) 3411 5128
Email: church2015@project.hkbu.edu.hk
Visit the website http://lewi.hkbu.edu.hk/church2015