Contributions Solicited for Seminar on Localization of Sacred Music

Silhouette of a worshiping figure on the sacred music sheet
Silhouette of a worshiping figure on the sacred music sheet (photo:
By Katherine GuoJuly 11th, 2023

The CCC&TSPM (China Christian Council and Three-Self Patriotic Movement) has issued a call for papers for the "2023 Research Seminar on Localization of Sacred Music" on its official website.

In preparation for the seminar, scheduled to take place in the second half of 2023, the CCC&TSPM released a notice on July 6th, emphasizing that "the localization of sacred music not only pertains to liturgy but also profoundly impacts the spiritual life, values, and cultural identity of believers."

The call for papers welcomes submissions from pastors, sacred music practitioners, and researchers in the field. The suggested paper topics encompass the definition, significance, and approaches to localizing sacred music; current challenges and recommendations concerning Chinese sacred music; the historical relevance of "indigenization" or "contextualization" of sacred music in the church; comparative analysis of Western and Chinese sacred music, as well as traditional and modern sacred music.

Submitted articles should offer original perspectives and have a word count ranging from 3500 to 5000 words. The deadline for submission is set for August 15th, 2023.

- Translated by Abigail Wu

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