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
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
Please email your cv, panel and paper abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Notification of Acceptance of Proposals
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.
8. About LEWI
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