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Catholic Church in Taiwan, The: Problems and Prospects
Published by Springer Verlag Singapore
This book provides a key analysis of the development of the Catholic Church in Taiwan, and considers the challenges it faces in contemporary times.
This book provides a key analysis of the development of the Catholic Church in Taiwan, and considers the challenges it faces in contemporary times. It examines how the 1949 revolution in Mainland China brought a great number of Chinese intellectuals to Taiwan and provided the Taiwan Catholic Church with valuable human asset for theological and liturgical indigenization. This volume considers different aspects of the development of the Taiwan Catholic Church in the context of indigenization, and examines how the multi-faceted aspects of Catholicism in the Taiwan Catholic Church are revealed through history, philosophy, social science, linguistics, music and literature.
Introduction.- Indigenization Efforts of the Catholic Church in Taiwan: Overview, Reflection, Evaluation.- The internal Development of the Taiwan Catholic Church: 1950s-1960s.- The Taiwan Catholic Church and the Indigenization Movement.- Inculturation of Spirituality: Taiwan Experience.- The Inculturation of Liturgical Languages: Taiwanese and Mandarin Chinese.- Chinese Sacred Music in Taiwan after Vatican II: Historical Review and Outcomes.- The Implementation of Catholic Social Teaching in Taiwan.- Wang Wen-hsing's Religious Dimension-a Catholic Perspective.- Spirituality in the Fiction of Chang Hsiu-ya: Through the Lens of Vatican II.
Dr Francis H.K. So is Chair Professor of English at Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan and is Councilor of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies. He has published in Chinese and co-edited A Guide to Major Texts in English Literature (2007), Identity and Politics: Early Modern Culture (2005) and Emotions in Literature (2010). Most recently he edited Perceiving Power in Early Modern Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Dr Beatrice K.F. Leung, is a Sister of the Congregation of the Precious Blood. She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 1989 to 2004 she taught in universities in Hong Kong and Macau. She is now a visiting research professor in Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages. Her research interest is Sino-Vatican-Taiwan relations. Mary Ellen Mylod is an Ursuline Sister of the Roman Union of the Order of St. Ursula. She graduated from London University in French and Latin and from the London University Institute of Education. She has worked in Taiwan (Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages), Hong Kong and Xiamen (China) for over 40 years. She was Chairperson of the English Department for 16 years from 1974 and founded the Department of Foreign Language Education in 2003.
Reviewer: Caleb Simmons
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