Qinhuangdao, 9 Sep (ZXS) -- "World cultural heritage has the power to unite people's hearts. Compare the Great Wall of China with the Great Wall of Rome, said Thomas Coomans, a professor at the University of Leuven in Belgium.
Recently, co-sponsored by China News Service, Hebei Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism and Qinhuangdao Municipal People's Government, experts at home and abroad built a bridge of cultural exchanges between the East and the West through research and discussion on the Great Wall and other world heritage.
Taking the Great Wall as an example, Gao Mans said that the Great Wall of China is an outstanding building on the ground, and integrating this architectural masterpiece into the landscape is one of the outstanding values of the Great Wall of China. And ancient Rome also had a "Great Wall", including Hadrian's Wall, Antony's Wall and so on. In 1987, the Great Wall of China and Hadrian's Wall were inscribed on the World Heritage List.
According to Professor Solonin, Professor of the Institute of History and Philology of the Western Regions of the School of Chinese Studies of Chinese Minmin University, the Great Wall of China has become a very important entry point for other countries in the world to study and learn about China.
Jiang Bo, director of the Marine Archaeology Research Center of Shandong University, said that the Great Wall is a type of world heritage, in addition to the Great Wall of China, there are also the Great Wall of Peru, the Great Wall of India, and the Great Wall of Rome, all belonging to the family of world heritage.
Dong Yaohui, vice president of the China Great Wall Society, said in an interview with China News Agency that the Great Wall represents a spirit of the Chinese nation in pursuit of peace, and in the cultural exchanges between the East and the West, I believe that many Western scholars can understand and spread such a cultural spirit.
Zhao Chen, president of the China Great Wall Research Institute, said that under the protection of the Great Wall of the Silk Road, various ethnic cultures and even Chinese and Western civilizations have been blended, the Silk Road has become a link between Chinese civilization and world civilization, and the Silk Road Great Wall has also become a "high-heat" area for cultural convergence. All these are historical witnesses of the Chinese nation's efforts to build a community with a shared future for mankind. (End)