Catholicism in China, 1900-Present: The Development of the Chinese Church （2014）
Hardcover: 284 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (November 19, 2014)
"Every China scholar is familiar with the four attempts to introduce Christianity into China. This volume takes up the story of the missions in China from 1900 to the present, and covers such topics as local history, the ending of the civil patronage over the missions, the first six Chinese Catholic bishops, and Sino-Vatican relations. It is a 'must-read' for all those interested in the history of Christianity in China during the twentieth century." - Peter Barry, English editor, Tripod "This book discusses a most complex topic. Its exceptional value is in that it presents a readable, comprehensive, balanced, and academically well-founded overview on the growth of the Chinese Church in Communist China. Well-known China experts from various disciplines present interesting views on aspects related to the general topic: history, religion, politics, culture, art, and indigenization. The reader learns much about the past as well as on the challenges ahead for Christianity in China." - Jeroom Heyndrickx, CICM, Founder, Verbiest Institute, Louvain University, Belgium
About the Author
Cindy Yik-yi Chu is a Professor of History and the Associate Director of the David C. Lam Institute for East–West Studies (LEWI) at Hong Kong Baptist University, China. Her books include, among others, The Catholic Church in China (2012), Chinese Communists and Hong Kong Capitalists: 1937–1997 (2010), The Diaries of the Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921–1966 (2007), Foreign Communities in Hong Kong, 1840s–1950s (2005), and The Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921–1969 (2004).