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[2017-11-15]2017 NIU Southbound Visions Symposium, connecting India and Taiwan

Organized by Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, NIU successfully host the 2017 Southbound Visions Symposium : Cultural Encounters Between India and Taiwan just on Nov 10th. The symposium focus on cultural and art topics, many scholars and artists from Taiwan and India have joined this big event.


Director General Sridharan Madhusudhanan of India-Taipei Association was invited for the opening speech. Mr. Sridharan Madhusudhanan said India culture is now more popular in the world, our movies, dancing, and food, all reflect the richness of Indian culture. Dean of Office of International Affairs Prof. An-Pan Cherng and Chair of Department of Foreign Languages and Literature Prof. Chun Fu also encouraged audience to take this opportunity to embrace various cultures around the world.


The first talk was conducted by Mr. Gautam Benegal, a famous Indian painter. He talked about the challenges of culture preservation in India nowadays. He used his painting to support his content. Mr. Gautam Benegal brought with him many his artworks to NIU, so audience can closely appreciate his works. The second keynote speaker was Prof. Chao-Ming Kung from National Chung Cheng University. Prof. Kung used a comic "Ms. Marvel" to discuss how a Pakistan American girl fought with discrimination of race, religion, and gender.


Finally, a Round Table formed with artists from Taiwan and India, including Mr. Gautam Benegal, Ms. I-shan Yu, Mr. Wen-hsiang Chen, Mr. Jui-chung Yao and Mr. Hsing Lin, had very rich and interesting conversations, which promote audience to chase their dreams with courage and know better the values of art to modern society.

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