Lipsius Building Leiden University

Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden



2 March - Lecture by Yuting Cao: Sino-Arab Cultural Exchanges under Cultural Policies of the Arab League

Culture is the basis of Arab national cohesion, it also explicitly reflects the long-term formation of ideas, customs and living conditions of the Arab people. Meanwhile, culture is an important publicity tool for the Arab League to promote Arab national image, e.g. popularize Arabic teaching in non-Arab countries, spread Arab-Islamic culture and Islam. Therefore, it is possible to gain a better understanding of the cultural relationship between China and the Arab League as well as grasping the future cultural trends between them by studying Sino-Arab cultural exchanges under cultural policies of the Arab League in the 21st century.


The topic will be discussed from three perspectives: 1. The China-Arab States Cooperation Forum; 2. Cultural cooperative practices under “the Belt and Road” initiative, which means “the Silk Road Economic Belt” and “the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road”; 3. Achievements and challenges of Sino-Arab Cultural exchanges.