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Talk to Sinologists: Exploring cultural exchanges through Taoism



During an interview with CGTN, Misha Tadd, associate professor in Nankai University's College of Philosophy and director of the university's Global Laozegetics Research Center, expressed his hope to see more people in the U.S. take an interest in various elements of Chinese culture, beyond just Taoism. He emphasizes the significance of human exchange and direct interaction as key components in understanding different cultures.

According to Professor Tadd, direct human connection is vital for cultural exchange. His own journey to China started with the Tao Te Ching, highlighting the significance of cultural awareness as a starting point. However, he believes that bringing people together and allowing them to interact in a human way is powerful for fostering harmony and understanding.

Professor Tadd draws parallels to historical events like ping pong diplomacy, emphasizing that it's not the activity itself but the human interaction that fosters peace and comprehension. He encourages travel and cultural exchange as powerful tools for global harmony.

Join us as we delve into how Taoist philosophies and other elements of Chinese culture can create bridges between people worldwide.

(Cover image designed by Huang Ruiqi; Video edited by Qi Jianqiang)

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