Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Delivered at the Beijing Forum, 6 November 2009. Questioning Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations” notion, Nasr speaks of the concept of Harmony within traditional Chinese culture, about China’s relation with the Islamic world and explains why and how “the creation of harmony between any two civilisations cannot but be of benefit to the whole of humanity.” An edited version of the talk has been published in the December 2010 issue of Sophia.
Republished here by kind permission of the Foundation for Traditional Studies and its journal Sophia.
Harmony of Heaven, Earth and Man
Seyyed Hossein Nasr is University Professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University.