China News Service reported in Qinhuangdao on September 25 (Cui Tao, Zhao Danmei and Li Xiaowei). “World culture heritage has the power to increase cohesion.” said Thomas Coomans, a professor from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium when comparing the Great Wall of China with the Ancient Roman Wall.
The picture shows that the “Assembly by the Great Wall”·Dialogue on World Culture Heritage was held in Qinhuangdao, Hebei on September 22. (Photography by CNS reporter Zhai Yujia)
Recently, in the “Assembly by the Great Wall”·Dialogue on World Culture Heritage jointly sponsored by China News Service, Department of Culture and Tourism of Hebei Province and Qinhuangdao People’s Government, experts at home and abroad have built a bridge for cultural exchanges between the East and the West through research and discussion on the Great Wall and other world culture heritages.
“Assembly by the Great Wall”·Dialogue on World Culture Heritage was held in Qinhuangdao, Hebei on September 22 (photography by CNS reporter Zhai Yujia)
Taking the Great Wall as an example, Coomans said that the Great Wall in China is a splendid architecture on the ground, and integrating this architectural masterpiece into the landscape is one of the outstanding values of the Great Wall. Ancient Roman also had “Great Walls”, such as the Hadrian’s Wall, the Antonine Wall, etc. In 1987, the Great Wall of China and the Hadrian’s Wall were collected in the World Heritage List.
According to Solonin, a professor at the Institute of History and Language in the Western Regions, School of Chinese Classics, Renmin University of China, the Great Wall of China has become an essential entry point for other countries in the world to study and understand China and even learn from China.
Jiang bo, Director of the Center for Marine Archaeology of Shandong University, said that the great wall is a type of world heritage. Besides the Great Wall in China, the walls in Peru, India and Rome all belong to the world culture heritage.
Graceful beauty of Jinshanling Section of the Great Wall in late autumn (photography by Ji Zhengquan)
Dong Yaohui, Vice President of the Great Wall Society of China, said in an interview with CNS that the Great Wall represents the Chinese nation’s spirit of pursuing peace. In the cultural exchange between the East and the West, he believed many western scholars can understand and spread such a cultural spirit.
Dajingmen Gate-the first junction named after gate on the Great Wall (photography by CNS reporter Zhang Jianyuan)
Zhao Chen, President of the Great Wall Research Institute of China, said that under the support of the Silk Road Great Wall, cultures of all ethnic groups and even Chinese and Western civilizations can blend together, and the Silk Road has become a link between Chinese civilization and other world civilizations, and regions along the Silk Road Great Wall have also become the “highly concerned” areas for cultural exchanges. This is the historical testimony of the Chinese nation making efforts to build a Community of Shared Future for Mankind.