Xinhua News Agency, Beijing – Relevant departments in various places have been implementing the spirit of the Symposium on Cultural Inheritance and Development, which took place on June 2nd in Beijing. General Secretary Xi Jinping delivered a significant speech at the symposium, providing fundamental guidelines for promoting cultural prosperity and development.
Since the symposium, various departments have studied and implemented the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s speech. One example is the progress being made on the compilation and research of the complete Confucianism and Tibetan. Wang Bo, vice president of Peking University, emphasized the importance of inheriting Chinese civilization and promoting the compilation and research of these works.
Experts and scholars from the Compilation and Research Center of Confucianism and Canon have been diligently working on the compilation and study of Confucian literature. They aim to fully tap into its value in order to promote the effective use of ancient books.
The Hangzhou branch of the China National Edition Museum has also been active in promoting edition culture. Through the development of intelligent applications, important collections can be stored digitally and displayed online. Wu Xueyong, curator of the Hangzhou branch, stressed the importance of collecting, protecting, and displaying editions of classics and literature.
In addition to promoting cultural heritage, the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles has commissioned research institutions to conduct various studies related to Chinese civilization and the development of literature and art in the new era. These research projects aim to release results that offer unique insights and are closely related to the needs of society.
Recognizing the importance of understanding China’s long-standing historical continuity, Fan Jinshi, honorary director of the Dunhuang Academy, made a generous donation to the China Dunhuang Grottoes Conservation and Research Foundation. Her donation will contribute to the protection, research, and development of the Dunhuang Grottoes, as well as the cultivation of talented individuals in this field.
Archaeologists at the Yin Ruins in Anyang, Henan, are aligning their research with General Secretary Xi Jinping’s emphasis on the importance of archeology in understanding Chinese civilization. Their work aims to strengthen archaeological research on the Yin Ruins and contribute to the understanding and preservation of Chinese culture.
Meanwhile, in Dandong, Liaoning, the Memorial Hall to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea is actively preparing for exhibitions and collecting cultural relics related to the war. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea, and the staff of the memorial hall are committed to passing on the “red gene” and promoting peace and justice through their actions.
In Jinan City, Shandong Province, efforts are being made to promote the integrated inheritance of excellent traditional Chinese culture. Through cultural innovation activities, the local government aims to integrate traditional culture into various aspects of society, including social governance, industrial development, and urban and rural quality improvement.
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism is also taking steps to protect ancient books and promote intangible cultural heritage. They are investigating ancient book protection units and talents, planning the establishment of ancient book restoration training institutes, and promoting awareness of China’s intangible cultural heritage through various activities.
The implementation of the spirit of the Symposium on Cultural Inheritance and Development demonstrates the commitment of relevant departments to promoting cultural prosperity and development at a new historical starting point. With the collective efforts of various organizations and institutions, Chinese culture is set to thrive and continue to shape the nation’s identity.