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IJLLL 2019 Vol.5(4): 263-273 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2019.5.4.240

Language-Culture Pyramid in the Era of Belt and Road

Aidong Zhang and Yongqing Fang

Abstract—“Belt and Road”, or “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) was initiated by P.R. China in 2013 and has since been embraced extensively worldwide. It involves more than 70 countries with total population over 4.5 billion and over 50 official languages of 9 major language families, as well as numerous dialects. How to build a solid language and cultural infrastructure to facilitate such complex across-country cooperation on the platform? This paper proposes the model of Language and Culture Pyramid, constructed in three layers of intelligence: Language Intelligence, Culture Intelligence, and Philosophy Intelligence. Strategies to develop language and culture capacity and groom respective talents are discussed at the end.

Index Terms—Belt and Road (One Belt, One Road), language culture pyramid, Language Intelligence (LQ), Philosophical Intelligence (PQ), Culture Intelligence (CQ).

The authors are with Asian Language and Culture, NIE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (e-mail: wenxionguri@gmail.com).


Cite: Aidong Zhang and Yongqing Fang, "Language-Culture Pyramid in the Era of Belt and Road," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 269-273, 2019.

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