198 e virgin mary and catholic identities in chinese history gong pinmei was appointed the bishop of the diocese of shanghai in 1950 e appointment of a cardinal was the nal step in the establishment of a. The virgin mary and catholic identities in chinese history introduction chinese catholic identities in the modern period chinese catholic identities in the modern period 2 the virgin mary and catholic identities in chinese history doreen massey used this strangely apt conceptualization to describe the complex relationships that arise . The virgin mary and catholic identities in chinese history book description 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. How are chinese catholic identities expressed through images in this cross disciplinary study which engages with history theology and art fr jeremy clarke explores paintings and sculptures of the virgin mary and the communities that produced them over several centuries. In the virgin mary and catholic identities in chinese history he analyzes visual representations of the virgin mary employed by chinese catholics from the nineteenth century onward these oscillated between indigenized versions inspired by chinese visual traditions and versions inspired by european sacred art
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