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News number: 8711020987

14:18 | 2009-01-21

Culture

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Chinese Scholar Calls Iran Her Second Home

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chinese scholar Yidan Wang from the Institute of Iranian Culture Studies at Peking University regards Iran as her second country.



Prof. Wang, who recently returned from Iran, delivered a speech on comparative classic literature of Iran and China at the 6th International Congress of World Teachers of Persian Language and Literature held at the University of Tehran on January 15 and 16.

She called her trip a revival of her old sweet memoirs when she was studying in Iran, and said, "Traveling to Iran has always been fascinating to me."

What makes Iran's classic literature distinct from other world literature is that Persian literature pays due attention to human spirituality, she said, adding, "Classic Persian literature is full of love, spirit, and affection while Chinese literature is so smooth and flowing that I compare it to running water."

She later expressed her regret that there are not many translations of classic Persian literature in China despite the keen interest of Chinese people, Tehran Times reported.

Prof. Wang has been teaching Persian literature at the Peking University for about 10 years.