Of Catholics and Politics in China: an Evaluation of the Political Agency of the Chinese Catholic Church
Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Colby Access Only)
Colby College. Global Studies Program
Philip H. Brown
Guilain P. Denoeux
This paper examines the unique political nature of the Catholic Church in China. By using case studies of Catholic nations that democratized between 1979 and 1990, key variables are identified that make any organization a successful vehicle for political change, highlighting those that are distinctly Catholic. These variables are then applied to the Chinese Church to assess its political agency within the modern sociopolitical context of the People's Republic of China.
Catholic Church, China, democracy
Recommended CitationSchleck, Sarah J., "Of Catholics and Politics in China: an Evaluation of the Political Agency of the Chinese Catholic Church" (2006). Honors Theses. Paper 436.
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