Chi­nese Ti­betol­o­gists seek more co­op­er­a­tion with Euro­pean schol­ars

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

more than 80,000 Ti­betan words are listed.

Be­sides, Ti­bet cur­rently has 4,277 cul­tural relic sites, in­clud­ing 55 key cul­tural her­itage sites un­der state pro­tec­tion, 391 un­der re­gional pro­tec­tion, and 978 un­der city- or county-level pro­tec­tion, as well as three statelevel his­tor­i­cal and cul­tural cities, namely Lhasa, Shi­gatse and Gyangtse.

Hao Shiyuan, as­sis­tant to the pres­i­dent of the Chi­nese Academy of So­cial Sciences and head of the del­e­ga­tion, said they strived to pro­mote un­der­stand­ing be­tween the two sides and in­tro­duce Ti­bet to Euro­peans, to help them find the door­way to the real Ti­bet, in­stead of merely be­ing on­look­ers skim­ming over the sur­face buzz con­cern­ing this plateau.

“We are glad to know that a sta­ble num­ber of Euro­pean schol­ars have been de­voted them­selves to Ti­betol­ogy re­searches in var­i­ous uni­ver­si­ties or in­sti­tutes, we hope to co­op­er­ate with them more and sup­ply the needed ma­te­ri­als for help,” he said.

Ar­riv­ing in Switzer­land on Sun­day, the Chi­nese del­e­ga­tion had also held a se­ries of meet­ings and dis­cus­sions in Ger­many and Aus­tria.

When meet­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Bavar­ian Academy of Sciences in Ger­many, the lo­cal re­searchers told the Chi­nese guests that they have been work­ing on a dic­tio­nary for the Ti­betan lan­guage be­fore the 17th cen­tury for over 30 years and will con­tinue to spend more years to fin­ish the job, Hao told the Swiss peers that he was re­ally moved by their ef­forts.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.