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«Yin-Yang» Interplay

A Renewed Formation Program for the Catholic Seminary in China

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Bit-shing Abraham Chiu

«Yin-Yang» Interplay: A Renewed Formation Program for the Catholic Seminary in China puts the spotlight on the design of a renewed formation program for the Catholic seminary in China. Without any renewed formation, transformation becomes pessimistic in the Chinese Catholic Church (CCC). Though the road marching to spiritual transformation in China is long and winding, «Yin-Yang» Interplay offers those who are interested in laboring in this special vineyard vision a dream, and, more profoundly, hope.
Indeed, this hope is based on the analysis of the political and religious background of the CCC and the data collected from twenty-six interviewees, especially the seminarians whose sincere sharing substantiates the author’s academic research and simultaneously opens a window to the world for understanding the CCC. On the foundation of theory and experience, the author suggests a renewed formation program that customizes the special political and religious situations in China. The program integrates traditional Confucianism, modern educational theory, and contemporary Chinese culture in order to foster a seedbed for the clerical formation of the CCC.
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“Yin-Yang” () Interplay: A Renewed Formation Program for the Catholic Seminary in China focuses on the design of a renewed formation program for the Catholic seminary in China. Without such renewed formation, transformation becomes very difficult in the Chinese Catholic Church (CCC). Although the road to spiritual transformation in China is long and winding, “Yin-Yang” () Interplay offers those who are interested in labor ing in this special vineyard a dream, and, more profoundly, hope.

Indeed, this hope is based on an analysis of the political and religious history of the CCC and the data collected from twenty-six interviewees, especially the seminarians whose sincere sharing substantiates the author’s academic research and simultaneously opens a window to the world for understanding the CCC. Based on his own theory and experience, the author suggests a program that accommodates the special political and religious situation in China. The program integrates traditional Confucianism, modern educational theory, and contemporary Chinese culture in order to foster a seedbed for the clerical formation of the CCC.

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