On this page the China Center keeps you up to date on the situation of the religions and of the Christian Churches in China. 


Sinicization / Inculturation

On this page you will find selected articles regarding the question of sinicization of the Catholic Church in China and its inculturation in the Chinese context from current and historical perspectives. The sinicization is closely linked to Chinese religious policies, whereas inculturation of Catholicism is given expression, inter alia, in art and architecture.

Zbigniew Wesołowski SVD
Xi Jinping’s Zongjiao Zhongguohua (Chinazation of Religion) and the Christian Idea of Inculturation PDF

Jing Baolu
Die Erfahrungen der frühen Christen mit der Inkulturation des Glaubens als Inspiration für die Christen im heutigen China  PDF

Paulin Batairwa Kubuya
Truly Chinese, Truly Christian: An Exploration of the ronghe yu huitong – The Inculturation Model of Archbishop Stanislaus Lo Kuang PDF

Katharina Wenzel-Teuber
Conference in Macerata “Inculturation of the Christian Faith and Today’s Chinese Society”  PDF

Song Mingyan
“A City Set on a Hill”: A Priest and His Church Whose Design Had Been Revised Seven Times PDF

Li Jingxi
Reflections on the Sinicization of the Catholic Church in China PDF

Fünfjahres-Arbeitsplan für das Vorantreiben des Festhaltens des Katholizismus unseres Landes an der Ausrichtung auf Sinisierung (2018–2022)
Dokument PDF

Anton Weber SVD
Mission Experiences in Taiwan, with a Focus on the Indigenous Tsou People  PDF

Matteo Nicolini-Zani
“The Monastery Will Be a Chinese House”:
The Inculturation of the Church in China from the Perspective of the History of Catholic Monasticism PDF

Michael Lackner
„Kultur Chinas“ – „Kultur des Christentums“ – wie vereinbar sind sie?
Gedanken zu Jaques Gernets Chinas Begegnung mit dem Christentum  PDF

Leopold Leeb
The Chinese Face of Jesus Christ PDF

Gregor Weimar SVD
The “Sinicized” National Seminary of Beijing:
Liu Bainian’s Ideas for a Chinese Catholic Church PDF

Ma Li
„Wenn es uns gefällt, gefällt es auch Gott“:
Kirchenmusik im heutigen China zwischen europäischer und chinesischer Tradition PDF

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