On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Guiyang Confucius Academy, Shen Yiqin, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Director of the Standing Committee of the Provincial People’s Congress, visited Guiyang Confucius Academy for investigation and survey on January 5. She stressed that General Secretary Xi Jinping’s thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era, and the spirit of Xi’s important speech made when he inspected in Guizhou shall be thoroughly studied and applied, so as to give full play to the role of Guiyang Confucius Academy in promoting the creative transformation and innovative development of excellent traditional Chinese culture, and let it shine in the new era in Guizhou. Lu Yongzheng, member of CPC Provincial Committee and Director of CPC Provincial Publicity Department, and Hu Zhongxiong, member of CPC Provincial Committee and Secretary of Guiyang Municipal Party Committee, participated in the investigation trip.
In Minglun Hall of Guiyang Confucius Academy, Shen watched the promotional video and listened to relevant report. In Yangming Pavilion of Guiyang Confucius Academy, Shen carefully learned about the research and communication of Yangming culture, and required to carry forward the unique advantages of Guizhou, deeply study Yangming culture, strengthen publicity, and attract more people to learn Yangming culture. In the International Institute for Chinese Culture of Confucius Academy, Shen learned about the research results of Confucius Academy through display panels, leafed through books and magazines of Confucius Academy with great interest, appreciated cultural and creative products, and encouraged the Academy to innovate management methods, develop cultural and creative products with Guizhou characteristics, nourish people’s soul, cultivate moral sentiment and improve spiritual realm with excellent traditional Chinese culture.
Later, Shen presided over a symposium to listen to relevant reports, and affirmed the achievements of Confucius Academy in popularizing traditional culture, academic research and study, and communication. She pointed out that General Secretary Xi Jinping attached great importance to inheriting and promoting China’s excellent traditional culture, and regarded it as an essential source of thought for governing the country. Xi Jinping’s thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era combines the basic tenets of Marxism with China’s actual conditions and the excellent traditional Chinese culture, so as to represent the essence of the Chinese culture and spirit of the times. We shall study hard to grasp General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important instructions on carrying forward Chinese excellent traditional culture, spare no effort to inherit and promote China’s excellent traditional culture, solidify the community consciousness of Chinese nation, construct the common spiritual homeland for the Chinese nation, vigorously spread the spirit of Guizhou in the new era, cultivate Guizhou’s cultural qualities, and enhance the soft power of Guizhou, so as to gather strong spiritual power to create a colorful new future of Guizhou featuring “rich people and fine ecology”.
Shen stressed that Confucius Academy was a crucial platform for promoting the creative transformation and innovative development of excellent traditional Chinese culture. It should adhere to the principle of creative transformation and innovative development, the guidance of Marxism, and the position of dialectical materialism and historical materialism, and respect tradition rather than blindly follow tradition. Starting from the history to the future, it shall endow new times value to the connotation with reference value, innovate and transform those old expression forms, and activate the vitality of traditional culture based on characteristics and requirements of the times, so as to inspire the vitality of traditional culture and achieve its contemporary value. It should further highlight the educational function, hold traditional culture promotion and popularization activities with various forms and rich content in an innovative manner, enhance the attraction and effectiveness, and create a high-level spiritual highland. It should further highlight its research function, integrate academic resources from all parties, deeply study the core and era values contained in the excellent traditional Chinese culture, enhance the academic influence of Confucius Academy, give play to the role of think tank, and build a high-level academic position. It should further highlight the communication function, innovate communication methods, means and paths, combine the development of cultural undertakings with that of cultural industry, enhance the power of cultural communication and build a high-level exchange base. It should focus on the research and popularization of Yangming culture, take the lead in telling the story and philosophy of “realizing the truth in Longchang”, deeply explore the Yangming spirit of “unity of knowledge and practice”, and strive to build an important research and communication town of Yangming culture.
Shen demanded that the Party should earnestly strengthen the unified leadership over Confucius Academy, gradually rationalize the management system, and build the pattern of a team, a brand and a chess game. The cadre team shall be constructed and more talents be trained to provide a strong guarantee for the Confucius Academy. All cadres and staff of the Confucius Academy should comprehensively strengthen self-construction, improve their ability, take inheriting and carrying forward the excellent Chinese traditional culture as their own responsibility, devote themselves to the cause of Confucius Academy with full passion, dedication, innovative thinking, and an incomparably proud sense of loftiness, reverence and mission, so as to contribute to the creative transformation and innovative development of excellent traditional Chinese culture.
Relevant principals of relevant departments directly under the Guiyang provincial government participated in the investigation and survey.