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Tagore and China

May 7th is a special day for admirers of Rabindranath Tagore's literary works around the globe, as it marks the birth anniversary of this literary icon. Fondly referred to as Rabindra Jayanti, it is a day that is observed with great enthusiasm and respect by his fans.

Tang Xianzu: The Master of Chinese Playwriting

Tang Xianzu,(1368-1644) also known by his courtesy name Yireng (義仍), is one of the most celebrated playwrights in Chinese history. Born in Linchuan, Jiangxi province, Tang lived during the Ming dynasty and served as an official during the reign of the Wanli Emperor. However, it was his masterpieces in playwriting that truly made him famous.

Huang Baosheng (1942-2023): A Pioneer in Indology and Buddhism

On March 23, 2023, Huang Baosheng, a renowned scholar in Indology and Buddhism, passed away at the age of 80 in Beijing, China.

The Relevance of Mahatma to China in the 21st Century

Mahatma Gandhi’s influences have prevailed over the world in the 21st century, including in China. Among other things, his autobiography, his non-violence, his simple living & high thinking and his pursuit of public good find lovers and adherents in 21st century’s China.

Cultural Conveyor   

One day in October 2009, I was at a railway station in Rennes, France, with a suitcase waiting for a train to Lyon via Paris.

Translating Chinese Literature: Cross-cultural Communication

In 2012, Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and his works have since been translated into at least 40 languages with more than 200 versions read worldwide.

Tong Xintian – founder of Tong Style Calligraphy

courtesy name is Sifei, from Shenqiu, Henan is the founder of Tong Style Calligraphy, He is currently the chairman of the Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Review Association, a director of the Central State Organ Calligraphers Association,.....

The Legacy of Prof. Xu Fancheng: A Bridge between Indian and Chinese Philosophies

March 6th marks the 23rd anniversary of the passing of one of the most significant Chinese-Sanskrit scholars in the contemporary history of cultural and philosophical interactions between India and China, Prof. Xu Fancheng. Born on October 26th, 1909, Xu Fancheng was a poet, Chinese painter, calligrapher, and translator of German, Chinese, and Indian philosophical works. He was a scholar who studied German, Chinese, and Indian civilizations and made significant contributions in these three cultural spheres. Throughout his life, he went by the names F.C Hsu, HuHsu, Shiquan, and Fancheng.

The Life and Contributions of Prof. Huang Xinchuan in Promoting Indian Culture and Strengthening India-China Relations

Prof. Huang Xinchuan was a renowned scholar, an outstanding member of the Communist Party of China, and a member of the Honorary Department of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He made significant contributions to the promotion of Indian culture and strengthening the India-China relationship. Prof. Huang passed away on February 10, 2021, in Beijing at the age of 93.

Remembering Prof. Raghu Vira: The Great Indian Linguist and Scholar Who Uncovered the Richness of Asian Culture

Prof. Raghu Vira was a multifaceted personality who contributed immensely to the understanding of Asian culture and India’s linguistic development. Born on 30th December 1902, he was a linguist, scholar, Constituent Assembly-member, and later became President of Bharatiya Jana Sangh. Prof. Raghu Vira was one of the editors of the critical edition of the Mahabharata compiled at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune. He was the editor of the fourth Book of the critical edition of the Mahabharata, i.e., the Virataparvan. His extensive knowledge of languages, including Hindi, Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, English, Urdu, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Punjabi, helped him in his research work.

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