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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 in turn influenced representations of Chinese figures from Guanyin to the Empress Dowager. At other times indigenous styles have been diluted by We ... More

Keywords: China, Christianity, Virgin Mary, Catholic, Guanyin, Empress Dowager, History, Theology, Art

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9789888139996
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139996.001.0001


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Jeremy Clarke, author

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