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Cheena Bhavana, Santiniketan

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Cheena Bhavana, (Institute of Chinese Language and Culture) of Visva-Bharati University, founded in 1937, is a centre of Sino-Indian cultural studies located at Santiniketan in West Bengal, India. Its reputation as a center promoting historical study and modern relations between the two countries was built by such figures as Rabindranath Tagore and Tan Yun-Shan. The library is known for a major collection of Chinese books and journals, especially Buddhist scriptures and texts.

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  • The chinese language and exchange program of the Viswa Bharati university. There is nothing to see here, nothing at all except the big yellow building. And hence the average rating. A simple walk by.  more »
  • Tagore's connection with China started from 1924 when he visited that country and invited Tan Yun Shan to visit Viswa Bharati for the spread of Chinese language and culture. Since then regular...  more »
  • This is the vabana where we can learn Chinese language. I like the vabana.
  • Situated next to Hindi Bhavana, Cheena Bhavana is Visva Bharati's Dept. of Sino-Indian studies where Chinese language is also taught. The main hall of the building is decorated with frescoes on the walls created by world-renowned artist Nandalal Bose and his students.
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