Orthodox Church in China

Chair: Prof. Cindy Yik-yi Chu, Associate Director of David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, HKBU 
Speaker: Dr. Jean-Paul Wiest Senior Researcher, The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies, Beijing

1. XVII Century Russian-ManChu Border Conflict and the Origin of the Orthodox Church in China

Date : 14th March 2012 (Wednesday)
Time : 7.30PM - 9.30PM
Venue: RRS 905, 9/F, Sir Run Run Shaw Building, Ho Sin Hang Campus, HKBU 

Abstract 
A fascinating story retracing the beginnings of the Russian Orthodox Church in China from the fall of the Russian fort at Albazin on the Amur River to the resettlement of Cossacks in Beijing.


2. Outstanding Figures of the Orthodox Church in China: The Riveting Tale of The Two Innokentys

Date : 15th March 2012 (Thursday)
Time : 7.30PM - 9.30PM
Venue: RRS 905, 9/F, Sir Run Run Shaw Building, Ho Sin Hang Campus, HKBU 

Abstract 
Innokenty Kulchitsky (1680-1731) fell victim to politics and intrigues and was never allowed to set foot in China. Yet Chinese Russian Orthodox venerate him as their patron saint.  Innokenty Figurovsky (1863-1931), leader of the 18th Orthodox mission to Beijing witnessed the 1900 massacre of Chinese Orthodox. Consecrated first bishop in 1902, he led the Orthodox Church for more than 30 years.