Propaganda chief Liu Qibao hopes foreign Sinologists become ambassadors for Chinese culture

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This article was published in People’s Daily today.

On 4 December, CCP Central Committee Politburo Member and Central Propaganda Department Director Liu Qibao attended a conference of Sinologists from various countries on “Sinologists and Sino-Foreign Cultural Exchange”, he hopes that Sinologists from various countries deeply research and disseminate Chinese culture, promote the research, flourishing and development of Sinology, become vigorous disseminators of Chinese culture and become friendly emissaries in Sino-foreign cultural exchange.

At the conference, Liu Qibao respectively listened to speeches by Sinologists from countries such as Kazakhstan, Israel, Russia, the United Kingdom, Singapore, India, the United States and Turkey, and engaged in frank, honest and profound exchange with everyone, he also thanked the Sinologists from the various countries for the important contributions they have made in disseminating Chinese culture.

Liu Qibao pointed out that Chinese culture is a common spiritual treasury of human kind, researching and disseminating Chinese culture well not only benefits the Chinese people, but also benefits the people of the world. Liu Qibao hopes that Sinologists from various countries strengthen research on Chinese culture, deeply unearth and elucidate Chinese culture, vigorously promote and disseminate Chinese culture, to let the people of all countries experience the unique charm of Chinese culture even better. He hopes that a continued interest in and broad introduction of the Chinese Dream will let international society understand China and comprehend China even better, and understand that realizing Chinese dream is an opportunity for all countries in the world. He also hopes for vigorous translation and introduction of contemporary excellent Chinese works, to translate excellent literature, film and television works, and books and introduce them to the people of all countries.

Liu Qibao welcomes Sinologists from all countries to come to China, take a stroll and look around often, to have exchanges and collaborations often, to experience the ancient Chinese civilization by themselves, and profoundly experience the China of today, which changes every day. He required all relevant departments to vigorously create conditions and provide assistance to Sinologists of all countries, to develop their academic research and exchange.

12月4日,中共中央政治局委员、中宣部部长刘奇葆与来华参加“汉学家与中外文化交流”活动的各国汉学家座谈,希望各国汉学家深入研究和传播中华文化,推动汉学研究繁荣发展,做中华文化的积极传播者,做中外文化交流的友好使者。

座谈会上,刘奇葆先后听取了哈萨克斯坦、以色列、俄罗斯、英国、新加坡、印度、美国、土耳其等国汉学家的发言,与大家坦诚深入交流,感谢各国汉学家为传播中华文化作出的重要贡献。

刘奇葆指出,中华文化是人类的共同精神财富,研究好、传播好中华文化,不仅有益于中国人民,而且有益于世界人民。刘奇葆希望各国汉学家加强中华文化研究,深入挖掘和阐释中华文化,积极推介和传播中华文化,让各国人民更好地感受中华文化的独特魅力。希望持续关注、广泛介绍中国梦,让国际社会更好地了解中国、理解中国,认识到实现中国梦是世界各国的机遇。希望积极翻译和推介中国当代优秀作品,把优秀文学、电影电视作品和图书翻译推介给各国人民。

刘奇葆欢迎各国汉学家到中国多走走看看、多交流合作,亲身感受古老的中华文明,深切体验日新月异的当代中国。他要求有关部门积极创造条件,为各国汉学家开展学术研究和交流提供帮助。

 

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