Jagdish Chandra Kapur and Tu Weiming met on 11 July, 2010 to talk about challenges of the modern world and dialogue among civilizations. The meeting took place in a hotel room where Mr. Kapur was staying. As shown in the video recording of this meeting, Mr. Kapur, despite his 90+ years of age, was vibrant, sharp, and full of ideas.
Sadly, Jagdish Chandra Kapur passed away on Nov. 19, 2010. Prof. Tu Weiming reflected on Mr. Kapur’s life: “He was a towering figure in reconfiguring the new world order, a major public intellectual in Asia, and a source of inspiration for us. I cherished his willingness to share his broad vision with me. I look forward to an opportunity to continue his seminal work on intercivilizational dialogue in Cultural China.”