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Catholic Religious Orders of Women in China: Adaptation and Power

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Although sociologists have argued that religious orders fulfill the same creative functions within Catholicism that sectarian groups perform for Protestantism, no research has examined whether the orders can serve this function in non-Western societies where Catholics are a minority. This article examines Catholic religious orders of women in mainland China today. Both internal and external factors prevent Chinese sisters from gaining the power and autonomy they would need to serve as change agents in the Chinese Catholic Church. The effectiveness of external attempts to ameliorate the sisters' difficulties is evaluated.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Lingnan University, Hong Kong 2: Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA

Publication date: 2004-03-01

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