Is China the New Roman Empire?

  • Is China the New Roman Empire?

Is China the New Roman Empire?


Professor Fenggang Yang, a Chinese by birth and formation, is now Full Professor of Sociology at Purdue University, in the United States of America. He is also the founder and director of the «Center on Religion and the Global East» and the author of numerous works, among which the Atlas of Religion in China: Social and Geographical Contexts (Leiden ; Boston: Brill, 2018) and Religion in China: Survival and Revival Under Communist Rule (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012). The approach of the Lecture will be sociological, but consideration will be given not only to Peter Berger’s approach to Modernity, but also Rodney Stark’s interpretation of The Rise of Christianity. Having a profound and well documented knowledge of the present growth of Christianity in China, Professor Yang shall clarify his thesis according to which in China, despite an extremely accelerated process of modernization, the growth of Christianity is already a major/perdurable fact of social life.

Date Feb 28, 2023
Hours: 17:30
Organizer: Faculty of Philosophy
Category: Lecture
Room: Aula Magna

Pontificia Università Gregoriana
Piazza della Pilotta, 4
I-00187 Roma

In order to access the venue the registration is mandatory
Deadline for registration: February 27, 2023 @ 17:30

For further information:
Faculty of Philosophy - Pontifical Gregorian University - Rome
Prof. João J. VILA-CHÃ SJ
+39 06 6701 5441