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International Exchanges and Cultural Communication in Chinese History

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DOI: 10.23977/history.2023.050109 | Downloads: 21 | Views: 302


Qunrong Xiong 1


1 School of Marxism, Nanjing Vocational College of Information Technology, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210023, China

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Qunrong Xiong


This article provides an extensive exploration of international exchanges and cultural communication in Chinese history, illuminating their pivotal role in shaping the cultural and intellectual tapestry of China and contributing to the global heritage. Beginning with the ancient Silk Roads, it outlines the dynamic interactions that have facilitated the exchange of goods, ideas, technologies, and religious beliefs, profoundly influencing various aspects of society from art and literature to philosophy and religion. The study further delves into case analyses during the Tang, Ming, and Qing Dynasties, highlighting significant episodes of cultural interaction and diplomacy. It then transitions into the modern era, discussing the impact of Western philosophy and science and examining China's active participation in the global cultural dialogue through its opening-up policy. Despite challenges such as cultural misunderstandings and language barriers, the article posits that the opportunities and benefits accruing from these exchanges, including mutual enrichment of cultures and collaborative advancements in various fields, are immense. In conclusion, the history of international exchanges and cultural communication in China offers invaluable insights and lessons for fostering a spirit of global harmony and understanding in today's interconnected world.


Chinese history, cultural communication, international exchanges, Silk Roads, opening-up policy, global cultural dialogue


Qunrong Xiong, International Exchanges and Cultural Communication in Chinese History. Lecture Notes on History (2023) Vol. 5: 63-69. DOI:


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