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Chinese consulate to celebrate Tagore birthday in a big way

The conference, to be organised in collaboration with Visva Bharati University set up by the bard, will be the first such gathering of so many Tagore experts from China anywhere in India.

Chinese experts who will participate include professor Liu Shuxiong of Peking University, Prof Mei Xiaoyun of Northwest University and Dr Zeng Qiong of Tianjin Foreign Studies University.

“Tagore’s values are very much shared by the people of the two countries. Tagore was very much inspired by Chinese philosophy,” Chinese consul general Ma Zhanwu said.

“The values and philosophies we share are reflected in his poems and writings ... He is loved by both people of India and China,” the diplomat said.

The conference on Tagore and China tomorrow will mark the 155th birth anniversary of the Nobel laureate.

There will be a session on Tagore and literature in China, which includes the Chinese translation of Tagore’s literature and Tagore’s influence on Chinese writers.

Another session will be on Tagore’s journey to China, including his motivation and the message which he inculcated among Chinese people.

During the conference, scholars will also discuss Tagore-related teaching and research in China.

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