China and the Vatican, 1979-present

Cindy Yik-yi CHU*

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While China opened up to the world in 1979, presenting many opportunities for new diplomatic relationships, the establishment of constructive Sino-Vatican diplomatic relations, as the chapters in this part will recount, has been a very thorny matter. The main stumbling blocks—Beijing’s appointment of bishops without the Vatican’s approval and the simultaneous presence of both the open Church and the underground Church in China—have placed strains on Sino-Vatican diplomatic relations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCatholicism in China, 1900-Present
Subtitle of host publicationThe Development of the Chinese Church
EditorsCindy Yik-yi Chu
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781137353658
ISBN (Print)9781137361745, 9781349472383
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • China
  • Christianity
  • politics
  • religion


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