This talk explores the context into which the Dominican friars entered China, the deaths of the six canonized Dominican martyrs of China, and the legacy of the Dominican mission there into the 1950s. Using rare images from archives in Rome, China, and Poland, the Dominican history in China's southern and central provinces will be considered in in vivid detail.
Speaker: Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D.
Dr. Anthony E. Clark is the Edward B. Lindaman Endowed Chair in Chinese History at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He is the author of several books on the history of Catholicism in China, including China's Saints: Catholic Martyrdom During the Qing (1644-1911) and Heaven in Conflict: Franciscans and the Boxer Uprising in Shanxi. He also wrote and hosted the EWTN television series, Saints of China: Martyrs of the Middle Kingdom.
Panelists: Br. Gregory Liu, O.P., Fr. Vincent Kelber, O.P.