On May 19, “Special Training Institute for New Era Citizens” –Reflection on Culture Soft Power, Series of Lectures begins at Confucius Academy. Professor XU Qi, Lecturer and Honorary Chairman of Guizhou Provincial Literature Federation, Executive Chairman of Confucius Academy Academic Board, President of Guizhou Association of Philosophy, delivered the first lecture entitled On Cultural Confidence of Chinese People.
On the lecture, Professor XU Qi unfolded the discussion on the cultural confidence of Chinese people on the basis of historical materialistic perspective. He pointed out that in Xi Jinping new era socialist ideology system with Chinese characteristics, the discussion on cultural confidential stands at an outstanding position. The cultural confidence lies paralleled with course confidence, theoretical confidence and system confidence, and represents more basic and profound values and significances, demonstrating the irreplaceable role of cultural soft power for realizing the great revitalization of the Chinese nation. The illustration on cultural positioning, leading, advancing and underlying role for economic, political and social development constitutes a breakthrough of historical materialistic principles, and simultaneously conforms to specific practice of China’s development in the new era.
It’s learned that as Guiyang Confucius Academy functioned as a General Hall of Guizhou Province Ethics Lecture Hall, it has carried out almost 600 public lectures on Chinese classics, including the series of special lectures “Yang-Ming Culture”, “Rambling in Chinese and Western Cultures”, “Ancient Unvoiced Sound ？Chinese Zither Culture Singing to Accompaniment of Stringed Instruments”, “One Belt and One Road”, benefited about 240,000 audience in total. Currently, “Special Training Institute for New Era Citizens” –Reflection on Culture Soft Power, Series of Lectures are carried out at the Confucius Academy, designated to promote the implementation of Xi Jinping new era socialist ideology system with Chinese characteristics and the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), serving as another specific practice of Guiyang Confucius Academy to implement the policy of “innovative transformation and development” of excellent traditional Chinese cultures.