Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Monumenta Serica Sinological Research Center at Fu Jen Catholic University together with the Monumenta Serica Institute in Germany was forced to organize its annual “International Symposium of Monumenta Serica” online for one day only (18 June 2021). The title of this year’s symposium “Encounter of Christianity and Multi-ethnic Groups [in China]: Classics, History, Religion and Images” defines as its starting point the history of Christianity in China and its various developments and achievements among ethnic minorities. Since Christianity entered China, it has not only spread the Gospel of Jesus to the Han nationality, but also to other nationalities living in China, nowadays called ethnic minorities. In addition to the Han nationality, the People's Republic of China officially recognizes 55 ethnic minorities in China, including those living in mainland China and the Taiwan aborigines.
During this one-day symposium, six scholars presented their contributions on the topic of missionary work and its achievements among different and various ethnic groups in China, explaining and interpreting Christian mission among ethnic minorities in Mainland China and Taiwan from different angles: