Pondicherry

India-China Cultural and People-to-people exchange​-“The Great poets of India & China “Mahakavi Bharatiyaar and XuFancheng”

Mahakavi Bharathiyar and Prof. XuFancheng were polyglots and poets. Understanding the significance of these two writers in promoting Indian culture, a drama on both of these scholars is curated by the team and presented in front of the Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong, Madam Ambassador Diana Bao, and Cultural Counselor Zhang Jianxin.

“Discovering Chinese Contemporary Art: Prof. Tansen Sen and Chinese Scholars study the paintings of Professor Xu Fancheng in Pondicherry”

Early this year on Jan 4th, 2020, a team of scholars led by Professor Tansen Sen, Director of the Center for Global Asia at NYU Shanghai visited Pondicherry to study the paintings of Chinese artist, Professor XuFancheng. The group, which also included two Chinese scholars, spent few days examining a collection of Professor Xu’s work, which is housed at the Sri Aurobindo ashram studio.

” Honoring the cultural legacy of Xu Fancheng: The opening of the XuFancheng Culture Study Center.”

Xu Fancheng Culture Study Center is a cultural research and study center that is dedicated to the study of the life and work of Prof. Xu Fancheng, the Chinese translator and scholar who studied and translated ancient Indian texts. It is a non-profitable research organization whose main focus is to promote the study and understanding of the cultural heritage of India and China. The center aims to provide a platform for scholars, students, and the general public to engage with the diverse cultural traditions of both countries. Opening ceremony of the Xu Fancheng Culture Study Center marks the official inauguration of the center by the Chinese Ambassador to India H.E Sun Weidong , Shri V. Narayanasamy, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Pondicherry, and Shri K. Lakshminarayanan.