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How China’s ancient civilization links to the world today

CGTN’s Jamie Owen; Qian Gao, Assistant Professor of Archeology at the College of Durham; Alan Macfarlane, historian and Emeritus Professor at King’s School Cambridge; and John Hobson, Professor of Worldwide Relations at Sheffield College. /CGTN

Stephen Perry, 48 Group Membership chairman, chats to Yang Xiaoguang, cost d’affaires to the Chinese language Embassy in the UK. /CGTN

Company expertise the interactive exhibition of the “Journey By Civilizations”

LONDON, UK, October 12, 2023 / — Trendy China and its affect in today’s world has been profoundly formed by its historical past, a diplomat from the nation informed a China Media Group (CMG) occasion in London.

“Civilizations are enriched by exchanges,” China’s Cost d’Affaires Yang Xiaoguang informed the Journey By Civilizations Discussion board. “China is keen to strengthen exchanges and mutual studying amongst civilizations with different nations in the world to promote widespread growth.”

Yang identified that flagship Chinese language initiatives reminiscent of the International Improvement Initiative, International Safety Initiative and International Civilization Initiative have been constructed round respect for the variety and innovation of various cultures round the world.

His feedback have been delivered at a keynote speech marking the launch of a brand new on-line expertise which recreates ten key historic websites from the holy land of civilizations – Liangzhu – to the mild of the ancient Shu Kingdom at Sanxingdui and examines 100 unearthed cultural relics.

Collectively organized by CMG Europe, CGTN Europe, Society for Anglo-Chinese language Understanding (SACU) and Cambridge Asian Tradition Affiliation, the exhibition is designed to spotlight and improve cultural ties between China and the remainder of the world.

CMG’s president Shen Haixiong informed the viewers in a video speech that he noticed the mission of the broadcasting group as speaking the values of Chinese language civilization internationally “to encourage folks from throughout the world to perceive one another and construct a shared future.”

And Yannick Lintz, president of the Guimet Museum in Paris, harassed in a recorded message the significance of understanding cultures from totally different views. European museums like her personal, have a tendency to have a European perspective in-built over a few years, she famous, however seeing historic objects of their context in China gives a special viewpoint.

On a panel dialogue moderated by CGTN’s Jamie Owen, three specialists mentioned the idea of civilization and the influence China’s historical past has had by way of the years.

Alan Macfarlane, historian and Emeritus Professor at King’s School Cambridge, started by defining the standards used to separate tribal societies from civilizations, itemizing literacy, superior craftsmanship, governmental group, dense settlements and taxation. Utilizing such a definition put the origin of China’s first civilization between 4,000 and seven,000 years in the past, he stated.

“China’s previous might be the most attention-grabbing of any nation in the world. It has completed pioneering actions in all types of the way,” stated John Hobson, Professor of Worldwide Relations at Sheffield College and writer of ‘The Japanese Origins of Western Civilization.’

He identified that industrialization in the west may by no means have come about with out improvements that originated in China reminiscent of plough designs and methods for purifying forged iron into wrought iron.

The launching ceremony was attended by contributors together with diplomats and representatives of enterprise and cultural communities in the UK.

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