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The Virgin Mary and Catholic Identities in Chinese History

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The Virgin Mary and Catholic Identities in Chinese History

Jeremy Clarke

The Chinese Catholic Church traces its living roots back to the late sixteenth century and its historical roots back even further, to the Yuan dynasty. This book explores paintings and sculptures of the Virgin Mary and the communities that produced them over several centuries. It argues for the emergence of distinctly Chinese Catholic identities as artistic representations of the Virgin Mary, at different times and in different places, absorbed and ... Read more


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