About 10 per cent of Chinese profess Christian or pseudo-Christian faiths and many more are growing intrigued by the teachings of the Bible. What are the challenges of this phenomenon in a one-party state run by an officially atheist leadership? Catholic researcher Chiaretto Yan will present the result of a long and exhaustive investigation on the subject, after Chinese authorities for the first time allowed the Pope to cross Chinese aerospace on his way to South Korea in August.
The event wil be moderated by Francesco Sisci, a frequent guest on Phoenix TV and CCTV and author of the column Sinograph in Asia Times.
DATE: Sept 18 (Thursday)
VENUE: The Bookworm
ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 50 RMB on the door to non-members, 40 RMB to members of The Bookworm
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Yan Kin Sheung, Chiaretto is a Hong Kong native who has lived in Shanghai and Beijing for the last 20 years. He studied Journalism in the Philippines and obtained his Ph.D. at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. At present he is a research fellow of the Sophia University Institute, near Florence, in Italy. His most recent book is “Sharing the Joy of the Gospel in China