Across the Himalayan Gap: An Indian Quest for Understanding China

By: Tan Chung (Ed.)

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This book is the fruition of Step 1 of a project launched by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) whic is a premier Indian research institution dedicated to a holistic understanding world civilization and to the promotion of information and insight between different cultures of the world. "Sino-Indian Studies" is a special window of IGNCA drawing inspiration from Gurudeva Rabindranath Tagore's longing for reenacting the history of the "great pilgrimage" and path-opening" - "to maintain the [Sino-Indian] "intercourse of culture and friendship", in Tagore's own words. Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, blazed a new trail in 1990, leading scholars of India and China to "look at each other" instead of trying to see each other's country through the Western Hemisphere. All the 40 Indian authors in this volume have contributed their mite to this endeavour--making it a book that parades the various Indian perspective on China, on her civilization, history, society and present developments. While scrutinizing their writings, readers also get a glance over Indian Savants' observations and Indian leaders' addresses at Chinese universities. The book also targets the Chinese readership with the aim of creating its companion volume of Chinese perspectives on India which is the Step II of the IGNCA project in promoting indepth understanding between the two most populous countries--close neighbours and partners of the 21st century.Printed Pages: 579.

Title: Across the Himalayan Gap: An Indian Quest for Understanding China

Author Name: Tan Chung (Ed.)

Categories: India, Art, Art History and Architecture,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts/Gyan Publishing House: 1998

ISBN: 8121206170

ISBN 13: 9788121206174

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 101700

Keywords: Across the Himalayan Gap: An Indian Quest for Understanding China Tan Chung (Ed.)