Ecclesiastical Colony: China's Catholic Church and the French Religious Protectorate

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The French Religious Protectorate was an institutionalized and enduring policy of the French government, based on a claim by the French state to be guardian of all Catholics in China. The expansive nature of the Protectorate's claim across nationalities elicited opposition from official and ordinary Chinese, other foreign countries, and even the pope. Yet French authorities believed their Protectorate was essential to their political prominence in the country. This book examines the dynamics of the French policy, the ...

Ecclesiastical Colony: China's Catholic Church and the French Religious Protectorate 2013, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199924622

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