The Palgrave Handbook of the Catholic Church in East Asia

Cindy Yik-Yi Chu (Editor), Beatrice Leung

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This Handbook analyses explores the Catholic Church in Asia following a chronological framework to trace events from the late 8th century to the 21st century in East Asia, South East Asia as well as Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. This Handbook considers the horizontal strata of society through space, examining key issues such as church architecture, music and images, the Church's role in education, linguistic and translation issues surrounding Bible studies, evangelization and the building of Church hierarchy, religious formation, and gender relations. Exploring the Vatican’s relations with Asian countries from the beginning of the Church in Asia, this Handbook offers a key reference to Church history in Asia for students and researchers in Christianity studies, History, Cultural and Asian studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages1000
ISBN (Electronic)9789811593659
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2024

User-Defined Keywords

  • Development of Catholicism in Asia
  • Appointment of bishops in China
  • Gender and the Catholic Church in Asia
  • Indigenization and Church Missions
  • Cross-cultural Relations and the Vatican
  • The Catholic Church and Education in Asia


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