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Chinese Ambassador to India Zhang Yan Attends the Book Launch of Tagore and China

On May 12, 2011, Chinese ambassador Zhang Yan attended the launch of the new book Tagore and China hold in Alliance Francaise de Delhi. Chinese Indian scholar Tan Chung, Special Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs in charge of public diplomacy Jayant Prasad, publisher of the book and other experts and academicians all in total over 100 people also took part in this event.

In his remarks, ambassador Zhang congratulated the publishing of the book. He indicated that Tagore is a well known and influential Indian litterateur in China. Several activities have been held in China in commemorative of Tagore's 150 years birth anniversary. Tagore has made great contributions to the mutual understanding and cultural exchanges of China and India.

Mr. Tan Chung gave a briefing of the book and a retrospection of Tagore and his visits to China. The book, which collected articles and essays about Tagore by both Chinese and Indian scholars, was published by Sage Publications, and has a preface written by the Foreign Secretary of India Nirupama Rao.