Thursday, May 30, 2013

Mahatma Gandhi's Thoughts Make Debut in China

Mahatma Gandhi's Thoughts Make Debut in China

Beijing: The first Chinese version of a book on Mahatma Gandhi's thoughts was launched today, marking the debut of Gandhian philosophy in a country intensely dominated by the ideology of 'Chairman' Mao Zedong.

'Gandhi's Outstanding Leadership', written by former Indian diplomat-turned-Gandhian Pascal Alan Nazareth, was released at the Peking University's Centre for India Studies in the presence of Indian Ambassador to China S Jaishankar.
Prof Shang Quanyu, a history professor with the South China Normal University, translated the book into Madarin. He described the book as a "trail blazer".

Indian officials said in many ways the book was an "official debut" of Gandhian thoughts in Mao's China as the revolutionary leader, a contemporary of Gandhi dominated the Chinese thought like a colossus for over six decades until the country began loosening its the grip over his ideology in recent years.

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Comment by Anumakonda Jagadeesh

Once Dr.E.F.Schumacher popularly known as Western Gandhi(Author of famous book SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL) Wrote:

“The great paradox of our age is that the Gandhian ideas were implemented not in India but in Red China. Not mass production but production by the masses, there is enough for everybody’s need but not for anybody’s greed-all these ideas are Maoist but actually they come from Gandhi. They had their first enunciation in India and implementation in China as far as I can see”.

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