原文标题：Book on Gandhi's leadership qualities to hit stands in China
BEIJING: A book written by veteran Indian diplomat Pascal Alan Nazareth on Mahatma Gandhi's outstanding leadership qualities, which have great relevance in today's world plagued by violence and terrorism, has been translated into Mandarin and will soon hit the stands in China.
The Mandarin edition of Nazareth's book entitled "Gandhi's Outstanding Leadership" will be published in China at a time when the new generation of Chinese intellectuals is showing interest in the Gandhian principles despite being influenced by Chairman Mao Zedong's revolutionary ideals.
An MoU in this regard was signed today by Indian Ambassador S Jaishankar and Yu Dianli, CEO of the Commercial Press China, at a function at the Indian embassy here. Nazareth has written extensively on Mahatma Gandhi. His book on Gandhi's leadership published in 2006 was translated into Spanish and Portuguese, besides several Indian languages.
Incidentally, this is the second book on Gandhi in Mandarin to be released in China. It will come out in markets next year. 'The Gandhi Memories', written by American journalist William L Shirer, recently hit the stands in China.
Speaking on Nazareth's book, Jaishankar said the publication of the Chinese edition is timely as it would highlight the importance of soft power and the limitations of hard power. The book also highlights the distinction between progress, modernisation and westernisation, dwells on the role of ethics in leadership and how national leaders acquire universal relevance, he said.
Shang Quanyu, the history professor of the South China Normal University who translated the book, said it was a trail blazer because it was a rare book that highlighted Gandhi's leadership qualities and Mahatma's ideas on leadership, which have great relevance today.
Zio (india) 20 hrs ago
How about translating the Vedas Upanishads Mhabharat Ramayan and other Old Indian books like Panchtantra etc into chinese? Its a REAL REAL SHAME two neighbourswho are such ancient civilizations knwo so little about one another AT THE COMMON MAN LEVEL
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MAHESH KG (Delhi)
I find a good biz potential here. Translate all epics to Chinese...!!
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kapil garg (delhi)
Sonia is denying us Jan Lok Pal.... she along with bunch of Jokers wants indian to be back ward and slaves of Nehru Gandhi dynasty....
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Sunil (New Delhi) replies to kapil garg 19 hrs ago
That is not true. It is us the Indian people who are enslaving ourselves. We can't say we have no voice, if we keep on voting in a party that is run by a family, who's fault is it? We have to take responsibility for our actions.
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kapil garg replies to Sunil
In india most of votes are purchased.... poor people votes for 200 rs aur 100 rs daru.. educated them is a long process... and it is not possible...
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Derrick Dias (Goa)
This proves that although China is leading the world in many fields it can still learn some thing from India ! What worries me is that they will come up with the book with the MADE IN CHINA stamp !
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Drs Sears Appalswamy (Breda, Netherlands) 19 hrs ago
I met young Chinese tourists in Thailand recently and they told me that they learn about Indian culture and history at school. I was surprised to note that these young Chinese people pray to the Murti of Lord Buddha. Chinese and Indians are very close spiritually and culturally. Closer than we thought. It is not impossibel for India and China to develop stronger relationships.
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Simon Lee (UK) replies to Drs Sears Appalswamy
The most famous Chinese children book 'journey to the west' is about a monk and his followers travel to India to seek wisdom and the teaching of Buddha. All Chinese children learn about this book at the very young age and most probably the first book that read to them.
Not something to be proud of .... We have put Gandhi on currency notes and it is the source/root of corruption/violence and most importantly GREED & POWER
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Ramesh Sargam (Bangalore, India)
It is highly possible to develop a better relationship with China. But the only hindrance is - politics. People of both the nations are good. But the politicians of both the nations are crooked. Unless these politicians behave properly India and China cannot expect a cordial relationship. So, as soon the book on Gandhi is released, 'gift' a copy to each of the Indian and Chinese politicians. Let them read it well and understand it well.
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G.Ramachandran (MUMBAI) 18 hrs ago
With the Nehru family only interested in propagation of their dyansty and its doings, and the BJP with its RSS's anti Mahatma attitude,it is no wonder the Mahatma is getting more attention and reverence in countries other than India.
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hashim (Sultante of Oman)
Gandhigiri will start in China too, hope so.
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tang (shanghai) 16 hrs ago
LOTS OF CHINESE WORDS FORM INDIA ,MY TEACHER TOLD US.
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indian (Mumbai) replies to tang 15 hrs ago
Maybe Gandhi's thoughts are somewhat relevant to the Chinese but I feel with conviction that instead of criticizing the policies of the PRC at every opportunity, we should try to emulate their sheer hard working abilities and practical approach to problems and the way they have handled foreign policy to their benefit.We need to know more about China and the Chinese way of doing things.Let us have exchanges of thoughts and discussions in future.After all, let us not forget it was the Chinese who taught us the ways of the world in 1962, else we would have been ninnies andd would have let our national interests die a slow death.Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai!
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Pronoy Kumar Ghose (Silchar)
A Great initiative, now Chinese people will be able to understand the value of non-violence and democracy
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indian (Mumbai) replies to Pronoy Kumar Ghose 15 hrs ago
You are right, but only upto a point.Rather it is we Indians who need to learn from the Chinese, instead of the other way round.Remember, both our nations are populous and started with significant poverty levels which hampered our growth.But today the Chinese are light years ahead of us.We need to know how they did it.Everything cannot be explained by them having no democracy or elections.Burma is an example,no democracy and no progress either.
Even at the individual level Indians who have Chinese ethnicity in Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bangalore and other places show great levels of industriousness and have made a success of their lives far above what their extremely small numbers in India would justify, be it in restaurants,leather industries,as dentists etc.Just proves, we need to be more appreciative of them, maybe some good will rub off on us too.
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RAGHUPATHY JAGADEESAN (Coimbatore)
It is something to be proud of every Indian! Forget about modern Gandhis and think about the true philosophy and principles of our father of the nation! Every one has something to learn out of it! Let it become the Light of the Universe!
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RK (India) 14 hrs ago
Excellent! Chinese will slowly understand India and Indians - Positive as I hope!!!!!
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I am Nobody (United States Of INDIA) 14 hrs ago
China Sucks............China Need Chanakya nor Gandhi.
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somebody (Jai Rajputana) replies to I am Nobody 13 hrs ago
india neds chanakya , not mahatma gandhi.. the philosiphy of gandhi has made indians a loosers and cowards..
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deep (Chennai) replies to somebody 12 hrs ago
You will get to know who are losers when Eurozone & US which are suffering from Downgrade of their economy falls. If you think Culture of Lavish spending (with out thinking of others) of money make them Loins and who spends money judiciously are slaves or loosers, then you are a fool. This is also one of the ghandian priciples.
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Somebody replies to deep 10 hrs ago
Living lavishly or simplicity is self perception of individual , for eg Laptop can be lavish for someone or it may be essential for others. This is unfortunate that that people think living poverty life is the virtue and if someone is wealthy he is greedy. nO doubt Bollywood has played key role for it. According to Sanatan Dharma there are 4 purushartha of human being Dharma artha kaam moksha ... Artha and Kaam are required and necessary for every one but that should be under Dharma ... Howsoever Gandhian philosophy was different , i am not against his simplicity life philosophy , coz he never said to be poor. I am just against his so called Strict non violence policy,, Non violence is already there in Sanatan Dharma , but it is not like Gandhian Non violence...
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Anup (Sydney) 14 hrs ago
It simply means nothing much for India or Indian values, its about Chinese progress towards knowledge. India as well need to learn from this and start translating all important literature in the world in local languages like Punjabi, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannad, Tamil etc. Let knowledge be the focus and not the medium. Once IT and immigration rush will be over (it may have may be) then knowledge is the only asset to help us.
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Deen Kumar (Hyderabad)
in spite of economic competition, cultural interactions should be encouraged between the people of different nations
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Atheist (Singapore) 12 hrs ago
Does that book make it VERY CLEAR that the Gandhi clan - Sonia Gandhi, Rahul gandhi, Indira Gandhi - HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MAHATMA GANDHI??
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Ashraf Mushahid (巴基斯坦拉合尔) 12 hrs ago
Everyone is knows that Gandhi was homosexual man who is enjoy sex with small boys and small animals like all Hindus and the stupid chinese cheinks should realize that Islamic Republic of Pakistan is nuclear power an if the cheinks is reeds India hero Gandhi books Pakistan will blow china and India to smithereens becos Pakistan is a Jihad countryu founded under principlas of love and sword of Islam by Proppet Mehmood. Pakistan Zindabad. Death to all Hindus and Cheinks of China who is not Muslims.
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Anil (Mumbai) 11 hrs ago
Give it to Assad of Syria.
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Paki (巴基斯坦) 11 hrs ago
Ironically Gandhi was black himself and so are the rest of indians but he dislike African people cuz they were little bit more darker than indians. Gandhi was Satan. He worshiped British and his generation is doing the same. oh plus Gandhi was gay too. His name is his best friend ..gandhi..gandh-u..:D
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Arjan (India) replies to Paki 9 hrs ago
Gandhi is known world wide as a statesman, in ceratin foreign countires like the US they have streets and raods named after him, too bad cant say the same about Jinnah or any other paki for that matter. Heck the world didnt even know where and what pakistan was until 9/11. Saleh bhanggee ajate hain bheekh mangne
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Davendra Naik (Rajkot (Gujarat, a Proud BJP State)) replies to Paki 11 hrs ago
Indians, please read this comment by a Paki, remember it and pass it on to your kids. This is what muslims in Pakistan think of us Indians. What chance is there of peace with these racists? Jinnah, the purported father of Pakistan said in a speech to his muslim brotherens that it was impossible for a muslim to live with Hindus and be friends with them. The prophet of islam said ordered his followers (muslims) not to make friends of Jews and Christians. There is a trend here, no prize for guessing it.
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Ram Gopal (Rishikesh) 10 hrs ago
Britain learned and improved so much from Gandhi- let's hope the Chinese do as well.
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Simon Lee (UK) replies to Ram Gopal
what has Britain learned from Gandhi? Passive resistence and curry?
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Ramesh Babu (Chennai)
China definitely needs this book ,Because they follow Adolf's Policy ;
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Simon Lee (UK) replies to Ramesh Babu
I think the Chinese wants to learn from this book about what makes India so weak and so dependent on her colonial masters :-)
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nobody (world) 3 hrs ago
india has nothing before british colonization. that's why indian believe it is "biggest democracy". that's why indian are proud of being "biggest english speaking nation" that's why indian are pround of gandi.