Religion Sinicized and China modernized


Can the normalization of ties between China and the Vatican help everybody address one of the most urgent issue in the world – the reform of the Chinese state and its adaptation to the modern/western world? This is a crucial question at the time of a landmark agreement whereby for the first time ever the Chinese government in principle recognizes a separation of state and religion. Eminent sinologist and journalist Franceso Sisci gives a detailed account.

This article was first published in on September 21, 2018