With this volume the Ferdinand Verbiest Foundation, located at the Flemish-language segment of what was once Louvain University in Belgium, has grandly launched its series Louvain Chinese Studies. The foundation's research program focuses on "the history of relations between the Low Countries and China" and, within that scope, focuses on the missionary enterprise in China (p. 5). This book ranges more widely, however. It publishes papers from a conference of 1990 and reports on projects touching Catholic missionaries from several European countries as well as North America. It also calls for more work presenting the circumstances and perspectives of Chinese Catholics...
Historiography of the Chinese Catholic Church: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
From: International Bulletin of Missionary Research(Vol. 21, Issue 1)
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd. (UK)
Document Type: Book review
Length: 407 words
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