Bhagavad Gita Debuts in Communist China



CHINA, June 20, 2015 (Hindustan Times): The Bhagavad Gita has made its debut in China with the release of a Chinese version during an international yoga conference being held in the Communist nation. Translated by professor Wang Zhu Cheng and Ling Hai of Zhejiang University in Shanghai and published by Sichuan People’s Publications, the book was launched at a function attended by eminent yoga teachers from India who had converged at Dujiangyan in southwestern Sichuan province to attend the Yoga Festival.

This is perhaps the first time a well-known Hindu ancient religious text has been published in China. Last year, scholars from India and China published an Encyclopaedia on the age-old cultural contacts between the two countries, tracing back their history to over 2000 years.

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