China News Service, Shenyang, May 7 Question: Liaoning Cultural Relics Protection of Civilian Forces: Walking Streets and Visiting Ancient People to Awaken Cultural Memory

  Author Li Han

  Clicking on the WeChat friends circle of "Cultural Protection Volunteer" Chen He is like traveling around the historical monuments and sites in Liaoning. The ancient Liao Dynasty pagoda built in 1074, the stone Buddha and monastery built by Tuoba in the Northern Wei Dynasty, and the Hanjia Garden ruins built in the Liao and Jin Dynasties ... Chen He almost every day took Wenbao volunteers to visit the ancient city online Share on.

  Because of its profound historical background and unique folk culture, Liaoning has left many buildings and blocks of different styles. In 2009, several history lovers of different ages and occupations spontaneously organized the "Liaoning Cultural Heritage Protection Volunteer Team". They took the responsibility of documenting the cultural heritage of each period in detail, caring for the historical relics of Liaoning and awakening the dusty Cultural memory.

Volunteers of cultural protection carry out lectures. Photo courtesy of Chen He

  Born in 1978, Chen He was an employee of Shenyang Brilliance Renault Jinbei Automobile Co., Ltd. and one of the founders of the Liaoning Cultural Heritage Protection Volunteer Team. Chen He said that for more than 10 years, he and cultural protection volunteers have walked from street to street to the suburbs. Through photos, videos, and texts, they have searched and recorded a large number of old buildings, historical and cultural blocks, intangible cultural heritage, and major historical events. And related figures. They provided important clues for the cultural protection departments of provincial and municipal governments, and contributed to the protection of world cultural heritage and national key cultural relics.

  According to Chen He's recollection, when visiting the world cultural heritage of Qingyongling, volunteers found that there is a modern building under construction in the protection and control zone of Qingyongling and the ancient Qingyongling is out of place. The department reported that the building was found to be illegal, and all departments jointly executed the law to stop the construction of the building, and finally successfully demolished the illegal building.

Liaoning cultural heritage protection volunteers visited the Shenyang Railway Exhibition Hall. Photo courtesy of Chen He

  "Especially in the third national census of cultural relics, the volunteers provided the Shenyang Hunhe Station station building ruins (now the old site of Hunhe Station), the Fengtian Customs Building during the Republic of China period (now the old site of Fengtian Customs Building), Shenyang Zhong The ruins of Jiegulou are listed as cultural relics protection units. "Chen He said.

  Since the outbreak of New Coronary Pneumonia this year, the team's activities have been mainly online and in Shenyang. "The Northeast Epidemic of 100 Years ago-Plague", "Shenyang No. 1 Cinema" and "Tobacco in Humen in the Northeast Selling Smoke" ... Chen He tells the people online the stories of Liaoning. "Maybe many people do not understand the story I tell. I hope that through my story let more people understand Liaoning, and also call on more people to protect the cultural heritage of their hometown."

  Where there are historical sites, there are cultural protection volunteers. Chen He said that in order to effectively spread the concept of cultural protection, the team used online and offline integration as a way to hold lectures, publish publications, and engage in exhibitions to expand from Shenyang to Liaoning, from the initial few people to thousands, covering all sectors of society. Classes, all ages, and many overseas volunteers from Germany, Canada and other countries also joined because of their love for Chinese history and culture.

  "I really like these old buildings before the founding of New China." Ge Baoquan is a senior cultural protection volunteer in the team. In the 1990s, he began to record the remains of the city. For more than 30 years, he has taken more than 20,000 photos of old buildings. Shenyang ’s water supply, power supply, and gas supply system, and the old factories in Tiexi District all have a place in his album.

  Because of his love, the hard way will not make the volunteers flinch. The field is a place frequented by volunteer Yuan Bo. He loves sports and once rode nearly 130 kilometers a day to explore more than 10 historical sites. "Everyone in the team has motivation and enthusiasm for the protection of cultural relics. During the visit, I also felt that the historical stories behind the cultural relics are thick and precious." Yuan Bo said.

  "Because we are a non-governmental organization with limited funds and human resources, it is difficult to carry out cultural protection, but the future is bright." Chen He said that whenever he saw that the country had promulgated laws and regulations on the protection of historical and cultural heritage, whenever he saw The historical relics have been successfully protected by the efforts of volunteers, and he and the volunteers are very pleased.

  Chen He said that for the thousand years of cultural heritage, they never came together, and in this endless historical journey, their footsteps will never stop. (Finish)