The China Center (China-Zentrum e.V.) has been in existence since 1988. Legally recognized as a non-profit organization, the China Center encourages encounters and exchange between cultures and religions in the West and in China.

Reflections on the Sinicization of the Catholic Church in China

The history of the growth of the Catholic Church in China went through a couple of major phases. Within every phase of the process of evangelization, those who spread the Gospel were all well aware of the importance of the idea of integration into the local situation for the establishment and development of the Church. Ten years after the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council (around 1975) the expression “inculturation” began to be used in all official documents of the Church. Actually, within the language context of the Chinese culture, inculturation was also called “sinicization.”

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