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Full List of Published Dialogues

Open dialogue among individuals and among civilizations is the key to the harmonious solidarity of humankind--this conviction has motivated Ikeda to engage in dialogue with a wide range of individuals from around the world. Many of these dialogues have been published in book form.

The year in parenthesis indicates the first year of publication for each title. Tentative or working titles have been given where no English version exists.

1. Bunmei nishi to higashi (tentative translation: "Civilization, East and West")
with Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
Japanese (1972)

2. On the Japanese Classics
with Makoto Nemoto
English, Japanese (1974), Portuguese, Thai

3. Choose Life: A Dialogue [Link]
with Arnold J. Toynbee
Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Czech, Dutch, English, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese (1975), Korean, Laotian, Malay, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

4. Jinsei mondo (tentative translation: "On Living")
with Konosuke Matsushita
Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean, Japanese (1975)

5. Ningen kakumei to ningen no joken (tentative translation: "Changes Within: Human Revolution vs. Human Condition")
with André Malraux
Japanese (1976)

6. Letters of Four Seasons
with Yasushi Inoue
Chinese (simplified), English, French, Japanese (1977), Malay, Thai

7. Dawn After Dark [Link]
with René Huyghe
Chinese (simplified), English, French (1980), Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai

8. Before It Is Too Late [Link]
with Aurelio Peccei
Bulgarian, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Danish, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese (1984), Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Vietnamese

9. Human Values in a Changing World [Link]
with Bryan Wilson
Chinese (simplified and traditional), English, French, Italian, Japanese (1985), Portuguese, Spanish, Thai

10. Dai san no niji no hashi (tentative translation: "The Third Rainbow Bridge")
with Anatoli A. Logunov
Chinese (simplified), Japanese (1987), Russian

11. Heiwa to jinsei to tetsugaku o kataru (tentative translation: "Philosophy of Human Peace")
with Henry Kissinger
Japanese (1987)

12. Humanity at the Crossroads
with Karan Singh
English, Japanese (1988), Thai

13. Search for a New Humanity [Link]
with Josef Derbolav
Chinese (simplified), English, German (1988), Japanese, Thai

14. A Lifelong Quest for Peace [Link]
with Linus Pauling
Chinese (simplified and traditional), English, Filipino, French, Japanese (1990), Korean, Malay, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

15. Tonko no kosai (tentative translation: "The Radiance of Dunhuang: On Beauty and Life")
with Chang Shuhong
Chinese (simplified and traditional), Japanese (1990)

16. Sekai shimin no taiwa (tentative translation: "Dialogue Between Citizens of the World")
with Norman Cousins
Japanese (1991)

17. Taiyo to daichi: Kaitaku no uta (tentative translation: "The Sun and the Good Earth: An Ode to Pioneering Japanese Immigrants")
with Ryoichi Kodama
Japanese(1991), Kyrgyz, Portuguese

18. Ode to the Grand Spirit [Link]
with Chingiz Aitmatov
English, German, Japanese (1991), Kyrgyz, Russian

19. Ningen to Bungaku o Kataru (tentative translation: "Dialogue on Humanity and Culture")
with Kenji Doi
Japanese (1991)

20. Space and Eternal Life [Link]
with Chandra Wickramasinghe
English, Japanese (1992), Portuguese

21. Kagaku to shukyo (tentative translation: "Science and Religion")
with Anatoli A. Logunov
Japanese (1994) , Russian

22. Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century [Link]
with Austregésilo de Athayde
English, Japanese (1995), Portuguese

23. Choose Peace [Link]
with Johan Galtung
English, Italian, Japanese (1995), Korean, Thai

24. Moral Lessons of the Twentieth Century [Link]
with Mikhail Gorbachev
Chinese (simplified and traditional), English, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese (1996), Korean, Russian, Slovakian

25. Taiheiyo no kyokujitsu (tentative translation: "Dawn of the Pacific")
with Patricio Aylwin Azócar
Japanese (1997), Spanish

26. Haranbanjo no Naporeon (tentative translation: "The Tempestuous Life of Napoleon")
with Philippe Moine, Patrice Morlat and Tadashige Takamura
Japanese (1997)

27. Compassionate Light in Asia [Link]
with Jin Yong
Chinese (simplified and traditional), English, Japanese (1998)

28. Kodomo no sekai (tentative translation: "The Path to the Land of Children")
with Albert A. Likhanov
Chinese (simplified and traditional), Japanese (1998), Russian

29. Utsukushiki shishi no tamashii (tentative translation: "A Lion's Heart")
with Axinia Djourova
Bulgarian, Japanese (1999)

30. On Being Human: Where Ethics, Medicine and Spirituality Converge [Link]
with René Simard and Guy Bourgeault
Chinese (traditional), English, French, Italian, Japanese (2000), Vietnamese

31. Global Civilization: A Buddhist-Islamic Dialogue [Link]
with Majid Tehranian
Arabic, Chinese (traditional), Dutch, English, French, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese (2000), Malay, Persian, Thai

32. José Martí, Cuban Apostle [Link]
with Cintio Vitier
English, Japanese (2001), Spanish

33. Choose Hope [Link]
with David Krieger
English, Italian, Japanese (2001)

34. Distinct Encounters
with Rogelio M. Quiambao
English, Japanese (2001)

35. Sekai no Bungaku o Kataru (tentative translation: "Dialogue on World Literature")
with Tadashige Takamura and Philippe Moine; Kentaro Nishihara and Rogelio M. Quiambao; Ryohei Tanaka and Hirotomo Teranishi; Tadashige Takamura and Henry Indangasi
Japanese (2001)

36. Atarashiki jinrui o atarashiki sekai o (tentative translation: "Beyond the Century: Dialogue on Education and Society")
with Victor A. Sadovnichy
Chinese (traditional), Japanese (2002), Russian

37. Toyo no chie o kataru (tentative translation: "Dialogue on Oriental Wisdom")
with Ji Xianlin and Jiang Zhongxin
Chinese (simplified and traditional), Japanese (2002)

38. Buddhism: A Way of Values [Link]
with Lokesh Chandra
English, Korean, Japanese (2002)

39. Kibo no seiki e takara no kakehashi (tentative translation: "The Bridge toward a Century of Hope")
with Cho Moon Boo
Korean, Japanese (2002)

40. Planetary Citizenship [Link]
with Hazel Henderson
Chinese (simplified and traditional), English, French, Italian, Japanese (2002), Portugese

41. Gaku wa hikari--bunmei to kyoiku no mirai o kataru (working title: "The Illuminating Power of Learning")
with Victor A. Sadovnichy
Chinese (traditional), Japanese (2004)

42. Uchu to chikyu to ningen (tentative translation: "The Cosmos, Earth and Human Beings")
with Alexander Serebrov
Japanese (2004), Korean, Russian

43. Ningen to bunka no niji no kakehashi (tentative translation: "A Rainbow Bridge of Humanity and Culture")
with Cho Moon Boo
Japanese (2005)

44. Our World To Make: Buddhism and the Rise of Global Civil Society
with Ved Prakash Nanda
English, Japanese (2005)

45. Ningenshugi no dai seiki o (tentative translation: "Toward Creating an Age of Humanism")
with John Kenneth Galbraith
Japanese (2005)

46. A Dialogue Between East and West: Looking to a Human Revolution [Link]
with Ricardo Díez-Hochleitner
English, Japanese (2005), Malay, Spanish

47. Into Full Flower: Making Peace Cultures Happen [Link]
with Elise Boulding
English, Japanese (2006)

48. Revolutions: to green the environment, to grow the human heart [Link]
with M. S. Swaminathan
English (2005), Italian, Japanese, Vietnamese

49. A Quest for Global Peace [Link]
with Joseph Rotblat
Chinese (traditional), English, German, Italian, Japanese (2006)

50. Creating Waldens: An East-West Conversation on the American Renaissance [Link]
with Ronald A. Bosco and Joel Myerson
English, Japanese (2006)

51. New Horizons in Eastern Humanism: Buddhism, Confucianism and the Quest for Global Peace [Link]
with Tu Weiming
Chinese (simplified and traditional), English, Japanese (2007)

52. The Humanist Principle: On Compassion and Tolerance [Link]
with H. C. Felix Unger
English, Italian, Japanese (2007)

53. A Passage to Peace: Global Solutions from East and West [Link]
with Nur Yalman
English, Japanese (2007), Malay

54. Yujo no daisogen (tentative translation: "Grand Steppes of Friendship")
with Dojoogiin Tsedev
Japanese (2007), Mongolian

55. The Persistence of Religion: Comparative Perspectives on Modern Spirituality [Link]
with Harvey Cox
Chinese (traditional), English, Japanese (2008)

56. Walking with the Mahatma: Gandhi for Modern Times
with Neelakanta Radhakrishnan
English, Chinese (traditional), Japanese (2009), Malayalam, Tamiḻ

57. Bunka to geijutsu no tabiji (tentative translation: "A Journey on the Path of Culture and the Arts")
with Jao Tsung-I
Chinese (simplified and traditional), Japanese (2009)

58. Tenmongaku to buppo o kataru (tentative translation: "A Dialogue on Astronomy and Buddhism")
with Ronaldo Rogério de Freitas Mourão
Chinese (traditional), Japanese (2009), Portuguese

59. Jinken no seiki e no messeiji (tentative translation: "A Message to the Century of Human Rights")
with Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
Italian, Japanese (2009), Spanish

60. Asu o tsukuru kyoiku no seigyo (tentative translation: "Shaping the Future: The Sacred Task of Education")
with Hans Henningsen
Danish, Japanese (2009)

61. Kyoiku to bunka no odo (tentative translation: "The Noble Path of Education and Culture")
with Chang Jen Hu
Chinese (traditional), Japanese (2010)

62. The Wisdom of Tolerance: A Philosophy of Generosity and Peace [Link]
with Abdurrahman Wahid
English, Indonesian, Japanese (2010)

63. Ningen shori no shunju--rekishi to jinsei to kyoiku o kataru (tentative translation: "An Epoch of Human Triumph: A Dialogue on History, Life and Education")
with Zhang Kaiyuan
Chinese (simplified and traditional), Japanese (2010)

64. The Inner Philosopher: Conversations on Philosophy's Transformative Power [Link]
with Lou Marinoff
Chinese (simplified), English, Italian, Japanese (2011)

65. Heiwa no ashita e kyoiku no taiko--ukuraina to nihon no yujo (working title: "The Great Light of Education toward the Dawn of Peace: Ukraine-Japan Friendship")
with Michael Z. Zgurovsky
Japanese (2011), Russian, Ukrainian

66. Atarashiki chikyu shakai no sozo e--Heiwa no bunka to kokuren o kataru (tentative translation: "Creating a New Global Society--A Discourse on the United Nations and a Culture of Peace")
with Anwarul K. Chowdhury
Chinese (traditional), Japanese (2011)

67. Nijuisseiki no Naporeon—rekishi sozo no esupuri (seishin) o kataru (tentative translation: "Napoléon of the Twenty-first Century: A Conversation on the Spirit of Creating History")
with Charles Napoléon
Japanese (2011)

68. Chikyu o musubu bunkaryoku (tentative translation: "Connecting the World through the Power of Culture")
with Gao Zhanxiang
Chinese (simplified) (2012), Japanese

69. Heiwa no kakehashi--ningen kyoiku o kataru (tentative translation: "Humanistic Education, A Bridge to Peace")
with Gu Mingyuan
Chinese (simplified), Japanese (2012)

70. America Will Be! : Conversations on Hope, Freedom, and Democracy [Link]
with Vincent Harding
English, French, Japanese (2012)

71. Reaching Beyond: Improvisations on Jazz, Buddhism, and a Joyful Life [Link]
with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter
English, Japanese (2013)

72. Asu no sekai, kyoiku no shimei--nijuisseiki no ningen o kosatsu suru (tentative translation: "The Mission of Education in Tomorrow's World--Thoughts on Humanity in the 21st Century")
with Victor Sadovnichy
Japanese (2013)

73. The Art of True Relations: Conversations on the Poetic Heart of Human Possibility [Link]
with Sarah Wider
English, Italian, Japanese (2013)

74. Living As Learning: John Dewey in the 21st Century [Link]
with Jim Garrison and Larry Hickman
English, Japanese (2014)

75. Peace, Justice and the Poetic Mind: Conversations on the Path of Nonviolence
with Stuart Rees
English, Japanese (2014)

76. Knowing Our Worth--Conversation on Energy and Sustainability [Link]
with Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
English, German, Italian, Japanese (2014)

77. Inochi no hikari haha no uta (working title: "The Light of Life Songs of Mothers")
with Jutta Unkart-Seifert
Japanese (2015)

78. Global Citizenship: Toward a Civilization of Wisdom, Love and Peace [Link]
with José Veloso Abueva
English, Japanese (2015)

79. Shaping a New Society: Conversations on Economics, Education, and Peace [Link]
with Lawrence J. Lau
Chinese (traditional), English, Japanese (2015)

80. Song for a New Global Civilization: Conversations on Tagore and World Citizens
with Bharati Mukherjee
English, Japanese (2016)

81. Toward a Century of Peace: A Dialogue on the Role of Civil Society in Peacebuilding
with Kevin Clements
English, Japanese (2016)

82. Mirai ni okuru jinsei tetsugaku (tentative translation: "A Philosophy of Life for Future Generations: Learning from Literature and People")
with Wang Meng
Chinese (simplified and traditional), Japanese (2017)