“Minxin Xiangtong ⺠心相通 and People-to-People Relations Along the New Silk Roads” with Sophia Kidd

Many thanks to so many of you who showed up last Friday night for this live talk.

Sophia Kidd of Sichuan University joined the University of Virginia to discuss the New Silk Road’s (NSR) fifth ‘pillar’ in her talk on Minxin Xiangtong ⺠心相通 and People-to-People connections along the New Silk Roads; giving examples of how P2P connections support and sustain other NSR objectives: policy coordination, facilities connectivity, unimpeded trade, and financial integration. This talk, held March 12, 2021, was part of UVA’s “Assessment of China’s BRI” Project.

One thought on ““Minxin Xiangtong ⺠心相通 and People-to-People Relations Along the New Silk Roads” with Sophia Kidd

  1. Oh, Sophia, so much to talk about here! First of all I love the distinction of pillar vs. channel in the translation of xin. It speaks to me so much of Western philosophy in general: we insist that everything be clearly demarcated, tangible, *ownable*. That which is transient, i.e. cannot be owned and monetized, has little value on the surface of our American culture, yet we’re expected to be aware of trends and “follows.” I want to know how to solve the disconnect between grass-roots connections, which directly serve the people involved, and the privatized, copyrighted, big publishing industries of the arts. Is this where the word “supplemental” fits?

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