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|AN INTERNATIONAL YOUNG SCHOLARS' SYMPOSIUM
December 10-14, 2002
Chung Chi College Campus,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, P.R.China
The symposium aims at providing a platform for Ph.D. students who are working on Christianity and Chinese Culture and Society. Right now we have extended our invitation to nineteen young scholars, including three from Beijing, three from Shanghai, three from Zhejiang, two each from Wuhan, Fuzhou, and USA and one each from Shandong, Xiamen, Taiwan, and Japan. We have also invited three distinguished scholars as expert consultants at the symposium. They are Prof. Daniel Bays, Prof. Nicolas Standaert, and Dr. Zhuo Xinping. The symposium will be held on December 10-14.
List of Participants (Draft)
For further inquiries, please contact:
Peter Tze Ming Ng
Centre for the Study of Religion and Chinese Society
Chung Chi College, The Chinese Univeristy of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
Tel (852)26096498 · Fax (852)26035280 · Email email@example.com
Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim
2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Tel 1-415-422-6401 · Fax 1-415-422-2291 · Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-organized by Centre for the Study of Religion and Chinese Society, Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim.
Funding for this conference are provided by: The EDS-Stewart Chair at the Ricci Institute of the University of San Francisco; The Ho Sai Ming Foundation, Hong Kong; The Jesuit Foundation of the University of San Francisco; The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia
The USF Center for the Pacific Rim and Its Ricci Institute present A Charles W. Stewart Distinguished Lecture Program
OF THE MIND AND THE EYE: JESUIT ARTISTS IN THE FORBIDDEN CITY IN THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES
Monday, October 14, 2002
4:45 - 6:30 p.m., Reception follows
University of San Francisco Lone Mountain Campus, Room 100
This lecture-slide presentation by art historians who are specialists in the encounter of western art with Chinese culture will highlight art works by Jesuit artists who traveled to China and Chinese artists in the 17th and 18th centuries. Speakers will examine how cross-cultural exchanges took place through art and the science of art (perspective) between China and the West during this time.
Lauren Arnold is an art historian and research fellow at the University of San Francisco Ricci Institute. She is the author of Princely Gifts and Papal Treasures: The Franciscan Mission to China and Its Influence on the Art of the West, 1250-1350. Ms. Arnold was invited to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. in July 2002 as a speaker at Along the Silk Road, a major international exhibition where her presentation, "Asian Objects in Medieval and Early Renaissance Collections" explored East-West artistic exchange during the 14th and 15th centuries.
Elisabetta Corsi is professor of literary Chinese at the Center for Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de México, Mexico. Her research and publications focus on the cultural meaning of perspective as it is extensively used in fresco paintings of major Jesuit churches and on the presence of Italian perspective painters at the Chinese imperial court in the 17th and 18th centuries. Her publication "Envisioning Perspective, Nian Xiyao's (1671-1738) Rendering of Western Perspective in the Prologues to the 'Science of Vision'" is forthcoming.
Rev. Thomas Lucas, S.J. is Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts of the University of San Francisco and an artist who works in the medium of stained glass.
FREE and open to the Public.
Reservations recommended; call the USF Center for the Pacific Rim,
NEW PERSPECTIVES ON HISTORICAL CHINESE-WESTERN CULTURAL CONTACTS
Sunday, May 5, 2002
Lone Mountain Campus, Handlery Room
The University of San Francisco
2800 Turk Blvd.
The Gleeson Library Associates and the Ricci Institute of the Center for the Pacific Rim at the University of San Francisoco invite you to an afternoon lecture by Nicolas Standaert, S.J., Professor of Chinese Studies at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. The Program will honor the achievement of Albert Chan, S.J., Senior Research Fellow at the Ricci Institute on the publication of his book, Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome: A Descriptive Catalogue.
Supported by the EDS-Stewart Endowed Chair, Friends of the Ricci Institute, and the Gleeson Library Associates
The U. S. Catholic China Bureau presents
THE 19TH NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHINA CONFERENCE SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN CHINA
April 12-14, 2002
Divine Word International Conference Center
Techny/No. Chicago, IL
China is undergoing a significant socio-economic and political change, and emerging as a major player in the world community of nations. The Conference will reflect upon the impact this radical transition and transformation is having on the Chinese people, religious believers and Christians in particular. Not only are they challenged in their faith formation and growth; they are also urgently called to respond in service to society, and with an effective Gospel witness.
Program Highlights: Keynote Papers, Panel, Workshops, Focused Discussion Groups, Liturgy and Prayer, Resources Exhibit, and Chinese Cultural Evening.
Resource Team: Most Rev. John TONG Han - Hong Kong Diocese/Holy Spirit Study Centre
Rev. Robert J. Schreiter, C.PP.S. - Chicago Theological Union
Rev. Willi Mueller, SVD - China Zentrum, St. Augustin, Germany
Panel of young leaders from the Catholic Church in China
Registration begins at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Opening session: 4:00 p.m. Closing Sunday noon with Eucharistic Liturgy: Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas, celebrant and homilist
All-Inclusive Cost: (Tuition/Lodgings/Meals)(includes non-refundable registration fee of $25.00)
Before March 1st $300 dbl. occ.
After March 1st $350 dbl. occ.
Single supplement (limited) $ 40
Contact: US Catholic China Bureau
Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ 07079
Tel: 973-763-1131 Fax: 973-763-1543
Co-sponsored by Ricci Institute of Chinese-Western Cultural History at USF and the Mission Office of the Chicago Archdiocese
NOURISHING THE SPIRIT: SOCIAL CHANGE AND SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT IN CHINA TODAY
February 25, 2002
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
USF Lone Mountain Campus, Room 100
Since 1999 the Ricci Institute has been engaged in an exploration of the sources of spiritual nourishment available in China today. In this time of extraordinary personal and social change, what resources do contemporary Chinese people turn to for spiritual nourishment? How do these beliefs and values and practices nourish the spirit of Chinese people today?
To date, three public lectures on this topic have been sponsored by Ricci Institute, featuring scholars from University of San Francisco, Graduate Theological Union of the University of California at Berkeley, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the University of California at San Diego.
On Friday February 25, 2002 the Ricci Institute will join the USF Center for the Pacific Rim in co-sponsoring the next program in this series, a discussion of the profound economic and social changes taking place in China and the spiritual hungers that are released by these transformations.
Bay-area journalist and author Dr. Marsha Vande Berg will interview four scholars currently in residence at University of San Francisco as EDS-Stewart Fellows of the Ricci Institute.
Dr. Peter NG Tze Ming of the Chinese University of Hong Kong will examine the experience of "cultural Christians," that is, mainland Chinese academics and other intellectuals who are draw to the worldview and values of Christianity.
Dr. FAN Lizhu of the Sociology Department of Fudan University in Shanghai will discuss the forms of religiousness embraced by middle-class and working-class migrants from rural areas of China to the urban enterprise zone of Shenzhen.
Dr. Evelyn Eaton Whitehead, a social and developmental psychologist, and Dr. James D. Whitehead, a philosopher and historian of religion, will share insights garnered from their teaching experience in recently-established programs of Religious Studies at several universities in mainland China.
For more information, please contact the Ricci Institute at 415 422-6401.
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