China News Agency "Question about East and West" recently interviewed American Sinologist and Vassar College philosophy professor Bryan W. Van Norden, exploring the influence of Chinese philosophy on the United States and the impact it has brought to today’s Sino-US relations. Inspired.
Wan Bai'an said, "I think there is a misunderstanding of China in the West, that is, Americans don't understand how the Chinese can solve common problems through cooperation."
He said that it is important for the United States to learn more about Chinese culture and Confucianism, because the two superpowers, the United States and China, need to understand each other in order to achieve long-term and fruitful development in the future.
Wan Bai'an has studied Chinese philosophy for more than 30 years and has translated many Chinese philosophy classics such as Mencius.
He has always advocated that philosophical education should break the western-centered perspective and discard prejudice and misunderstanding.
When a reporter from China News Agency asked which Confucian wisdom could inspire Sino-US relations, Wan Baian replied in Chinese: "Do not do to others what you do not want it to."
(Reporter Chen Mengtong produced Li Jiali)
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