Rabi-babu and China

Here I was trying to read up on modern Chinese history and I stumbled on this snippet. File this in the I-had-no-idea category - from The Columbia Guide To Modern Chinese History comes this:

The New Culture Movement

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The milieu of intellectual quest was stimulated during these years by lecture tours of foreigners of various intellectual persuasion ... The visit of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore of India, in 1924 touched off a heated debate over Tagore's message extolling Asian cultures and warning about the importation of too much Western civilization ...

The man got around, didn't he?

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- December 14, 2007 9:31 PM // Bangla