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Chang-Ikeda Dialogue Released in Taiwan

Professor Chang and Mr. Ikeda meet at the Tokyo Makiguchi Memorial Hall  (March 2003)

Professor Chang (left) and Mr. Ikeda (right) meet at the Tokyo Makiguchi Memorial Hall (March 2003)

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Cheng Yin Culture Enterprise has published a traditional Chinese edition of Kyoiku to bunka no odo (tentative translation: The Noble Path of Education and Culture), a dialogue between Chang Jen Hu, chairman of the Board of Directors of Taiwan's Chinese Culture University, and Daisaku Ikeda. In their dialogue, which was originally serialized in the Japanese education monthly Todai from May 2007 to April 2008, the authors share insights on the ideals and practice of humanistic education, as well as the future course of the global eco-system and its interrelationship with humankind's spiritual heritage.

Trained as a geographer and an expert in ancient climate change, Professor Chang was also an editor for the National Geographic magazine and taught at the University of Hawaii. He first met Mr. Ikeda in 1994.

The dialogue is also available in Japanese, published by Daisanbunmei-sha.

[Adapted from an article in the March 1, 2010, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]