[Great Era] Jining: Inheriting Chinese Traditional Culture Living Water "Hometown of Confucius and Mencius" to write a new chapter of "Two Creations"

  Editor's note: "A big era requires a big pattern, and a big pattern calls for a big mind." Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Chinese nation has ushered in a great leap from standing up, becoming rich, and becoming strong.

With the "big man of the country" in mind, and with perseverance, transformative practice, breakthrough progress, and iconic achievements continue to emerge in the land of China, and the people's yearning for a better life continues to become reality.

In order to three-dimensionally show the vivid practice of implementing the new development concept to promote high-quality development under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, China Central Broadcasting Network has specially planned and launched a series of themed reports on "The Great Era", and invites you to come with us. In the depths of the city, feel the great changes in the past ten years, and see the magnificent picture scrolls that have lived up to the great era and built dreams and pursued dreams.

  Jining News from China Central Broadcasting Corporation on August 10, "I want to read these two books carefully." This is when General Secretary Xi Jinping visited and inspected the Confucius Institute in Jining, Shandong in November 2013. After the two books "The Interpretation of the Analects", he said to the editor of the book, Yang Chaoming, the former director of the Confucius Institute.

  During this visit to Shandong, General Secretary Xi Jinping issued a call to inherit and carry forward the excellent traditional Chinese culture and promote the creative transformation and innovative development of the excellent traditional Chinese culture.

  Jining is one of the important birthplaces of Chinese culture, where five important figures of Confucianism, Confucius, Mencius, Yanzi, Zengzi and Zisizi, were born.

The long-standing, profound and profound Confucianism took root and flourished in Jining, spreading the background of Chinese spiritual values, deeply affecting generations of Chinese sons and daughters, and is an important nourishment for the continuous growth and development of the Chinese nation. .

Inheriting and promoting the excellent traditional Chinese culture, Jining has a unique endowment.

  Over the past 9 years, the Jining Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government have always kept in mind the ardent entrustment of the General Secretary, strengthened cultural self-confidence, gave full play to the advantages of rich cultural heritage and abundant resources, and focused on deepening the cultural "two innovations" big article, so that the excellent traditional culture can be revived, alive, Rise up.

Let traditional culture both "climb" and "land"

  After exiting the south gate of the Confucius Temple in Qufu City, Jining, and walking for about 500 meters, the building complex behind the hollowed-out flower wall is the Confucius Institute approved by the State Council in 1996.

  "It's only a few kilometers from Qufu Normal University to the Confucius Institute. Although I have changed my identity, I have been engaged in the research of Confucius and Confucianism for more than 40 years." Since Yang Chaoming was admitted to the Department of History of Qufu Normal University in 1981, This Liangshan native became associated with the study of Confucian Confucianism.

The two books "Confucius's Tongues" and "The Analects of Confucius" are the research results of Yang Chaoming over the years.

  Regarding the promotion of the "creative transformation and innovative development" of Chinese excellent traditional culture, Yang Chaoming believes: "To carry forward the excellent traditional culture, it is necessary to 'climb the peak' and 'to the ground'."

  "Dengfeng" refers to the study of Chinese traditional culture and Confucianism.

"'Only the ancestors of Yin have books and classics.' Only by systematically studying the Confucian classics handed down in history can we truly understand Confucian thought and clarify Confucian culture." Yang Chaoming said.

  "Confucius Thought and China of the Past Dynasties are the projects we are working on. Clarifying the connection between the two has positive significance for guiding people to understand historical China and contemporary China, and promoting the creative transformation and innovative development of Chinese excellent traditional culture. Wei Yanhua, a researcher at the Confucius Institute and one of the first Taishan scholars, is known as the "post-80s" and has been engaged in Confucian cultural theory research for nearly ten years.

  In Jining, not only the Confucius Institute, but also Qufu Normal University, Mencius Institute, Zengzi Institute and other institutions are engaged in the research of traditional culture theory.

To establish cultural self-confidence with cultural self-knowledge, and to give play to the value of traditional culture in the new era, Jining closely focuses on the main line of promoting Chinese excellent traditional culture, and enhances its right to speak in the field of world Confucianism research.

  Regarding how to "land" excellent traditional culture, the "Confucian Lecture Hall" promoted by Jining has distinct new era characteristics.

  Walking into a small farmyard in Beiyuantuan Village, Xiqiu Town, Qufu City, a simple and lively wedding is being held.

The difference from previous weddings is that this time the bride and groom's house does not accept cash "gifts", but instead accepts good wishes, greeting cards and other blessings "gifts". Although the wedding scene is not large, it is very lively.

  Zhang Guijun, chairman of the Red and White Council of Beiyuantuan Village, told reporters that in the past few years, it was as little as 100 yuan or as much as a few hundred yuan, and it was a burden for the villagers to get married and marry "accomplices".

In recent years, "Confucianism Lecture Hall" has entered the life of villagers in Beiyuantuan. What is "filial piety" and what is "ritual", the lectures and discussions have made everyone start to reflect.

Gradually, the "red and white things" in the village became less, and the "Shangde spirit" and "filial piety culture" took root here.

  "Confucianism Lecture Hall" sends the excellent traditional culture to the homes of the common people and planted them in the hearts of the common people.

It is understood that Jining has built a total of 4,051 "Confucianism lecture halls", held more than 52,000 Confucianism lectures, and benefited 1.68 million people.

The teaching scene of Jining Cadre Political and Moral Education College (photographed by Tang Lei, reporter from CCTV)

  "A country can't prosper without virtue, and people can't stand without virtue." In Jining, the excellent traditional culture is also organically integrated with the political and moral education of modern cadres, blooming "sparks" of wisdom.

  There is a wall between the government office and the inner house of Confucius, on which is engraved a painting "Prevention of Covetousness", and many tourists stop and stare at the meeting.

"In this piece of "Prevention of Covetousness", the greedy beast, which looks like a unicorn but is greedy by nature, has already possessed the treasures of the Eight Immortals, and even tried to swallow the sun in its belly, and ended up being buried in the sea, implying the harm of greed." In Qufu "Three Holes" on-site teaching site, the teachers of Jining Cadre Political and Moral Education College explained.

  As the first education base with the theme of "political morality" in the country, Jining Cadre and Political Morality Education College, relying on traditional cultural resources such as Qufu's "Three Confucians" and Zoucheng's "Liangmeng", has opened the cadre's political morality since June 2015. Education and training allow students to appreciate the political and moral wisdom of Confucian "cultivation and governance" in real situations.

  "The college insists on 'digging through' and 'clarifying' the essence of traditional culture, constantly enriching and improving the content and form of education, focusing on 'brightness, public morality, and strict private morality', and using traditional virtues to cultivate and improve the morality of cadres in government. " said Li Jingxue, dean of Jining Cadre and Moral Education College.

  Up to now, Jining Cadre Political and Moral Education College has undertaken more than 1,600 training sessions of various types at all levels across the country, training more than 90,000 leading cadres, and gradually forming a nationally influential cadre education brand.

  The two books "The Analects of Confucius" and "Comprehensive Interpretation of Confucius's Family" edited by Yang Chaoming have now reached more than 500,000 copies, and have been translated into 16 languages ​​and distributed in 12 countries, affecting more people. .

Mining the source of culture, living water, people enjoy the new style of Confucianism

  Culture is like water, moisturizing things silently, and it is also the most moving.

Focusing on the construction of "cultural Jining" and "virtuous Jining", Jining strives to cultivate a Confucian folk style of kindness, friendship, integrity, modesty and courtesy.

  In the "Happy Canteen" of the New Era Civilization Practice Station in Wu Village, Xinyan Town, Yanzhou District, Jining, the reporter met Jiang Yuhuan, a 73-year-old villager in Wu Village, having dinner with more than 20 old sisters.

  "Old people over 70 years old can come here to eat. They can eat two meals for 5 yuan a day. They have meat and vegetables and eat well. We elderly people are very happy." Jiang Yuhuan is full of praise for the current life, "Before, I never dreamed that I could live such a life!"

  "Old and old, and old people", Zhu Ning, secretary of the Party branch and village director of Wu Village, said that the "old Li'er" left by the ancestors should not be forgotten. In recent years, the village collective has become rich and invested in the establishment of "Happy Canteen" , is to solve the worries, troubles, and worries around the masses.

  Entering the "Duanxin Lecture Hall" of the New Era Civilization Practice Center in Yanzhou District, a lecture on the theme of traditional culture is going on.

Li Dan, curator of the Yanzhou District Cultural Center, taught the local human history and traditional Confucian culture to the nearby people: "As a Yanzhou native, you must know the origin and attention to the word 'Yan'. Yan, Duanye, Xinye..."

  Li Hongfei, head of the New Era Civilization Practice Center in Yanzhou District, Jining, told reporters that it is necessary to have "rich pockets" and "rich heads".

The district has turned the practice center into a "Xinfengtang", "through cultural lectures, art training and other forms, to explore the connotation of excellent traditional culture, to gather community residents to the civilized practice center (place, station), so that the masses can open their minds and hearts in the participation. Upward for good."

Citizens are learning embroidery at the New Era Civilization Practice Center in Yanzhou District, Jining (Photo by CCTV reporter Liu Bolun)

  If the new era civilization practice centers (institutions, stations) that are blooming everywhere in Jining are the "last mile" to integrate excellent traditional culture into people's lives, then the "Harmony is Precious" mediation room integrates the essence of Confucian culture into community governance. middle.

  Located in the western suburbs of Jining, the Lukang Homeland Residential Community is an old community.

"In the past few years, residents and property owners in the community often had conflicts, and the relationship between neighbors also had 'pimples'. There were more than a hundred conflicts and disputes in a year." He Guoheng, secretary of the party branch of Lukangjiajiayuan Community, recalled the past appearance of the community.

  Relying on the community to establish a "harmony is precious" mediation room, He Guoheng took the most troublesome heating renovation project for residents as a breakthrough, and by introducing a new heating company, the residents, the property and the heating company achieved "win-win" for the three parties.

Since then, whether it is a family conflict or a neighborhood dispute, everyone is used to going to the mediation room to "let Secretary He comment on the rationale", and gradually the conflicts accumulated in the community in the past have been resolved one by one.

  "The "Analects of Confucius, Xueer" mentioned that 'the use of propriety, harmony is the most valuable', Chinese culture advocates harmony, 'harmony' can not only educate people, resolve conflicts, but also gather people's spirit." He Guoheng Say.

  Transforming the value concept of "harmony is precious" into the practice and innovation of grassroots social governance in Chinese-style modernization. In 2021, Jining City's "harmony is precious" mediation room will mediate 24,595 disputes, with a success rate of over 98.5%.

The social atmosphere of "honoring morality and abiding by the law" and the simple folk customs of "harmony is the most precious" have become common in Jining.

  "Clothing, food, housing and transportation infiltrate the demeanor of benevolence, righteousness, courtesy, wisdom and trustworthiness, and the firewood, rice, oil and salt blend with the feelings of gentleness, courtesy, thrift and yield."

At present, more and more Jining citizens are restraining and regulating their behavior according to the ancient teachings of the sages. The excellent traditional culture has been deeply rooted in this hot land, and the city's new era civilization background is becoming stronger and stronger.

Integration of culture and tourism, cultural "soft power" becomes economic "hard support"

  "It turns out that 'seeing the good and thinking about the same' means this!" On August 6, in the preface of the Confucius Museum, Miao Miao, a 10-year-old girl who came to Jining to study from Jinan, was still immersed in the multimedia video that had just been broadcast.

  The Confucius Museum was designed by Wu Liangyong, an academician of the "two academies" and a famous architect.

In 2019, in the congratulatory letter for the opening of the Confucius Museum, Wu Liangyong wrote that the planning and construction of the Confucius Museum is not only a natural extension of the "Three Confucius" World Heritage Site, but also a way to inherit and carry forward the excellent traditional Chinese culture in the new era and tell the stories of Confucius and China well. important carrier.

  Walking into the preface hall of the Confucius Museum, the multimedia video "Confucius in Greatness" quieted a group of small tourists who were originally chattering: in the melodious sound of ancient music, the huge statue of Confucius appeared on the milky white special acrylic "book wall"; During the change, the famous sayings and allusions of the Analects of Confucian wisdom, which are rich in Confucian wisdom, came to us.

  The fusion of history and culture with cutting-edge technology is the first time prelude opened by the Confucius Museum for visitors through modern means.

The means of "sound, light, film, and film" fully mobilize the perception of tourists, making the images and cultural classics of saints and sages audible, visible, perceptible, and comprehensible.

  At present, among the many tourist attractions in Jining, the "Old Three Confucians" represented by "Confucius Mansion, Confucius Temple and Confucius Forest" are rejuvenating, and the "New Confucius Institute, Confucius Museum and Nishan Sacred Land" represented by Confucius Institute "Three holes" is blooming with new charm.

One "old" and one "new", linking the past and the future, relying on historical and cultural accumulation, and promoting the inheritance of traditional culture.

  Looking farther, the "Baili Kuangfu River Scenic Belt" has clear water, the "Old Canal Memory Restoration Project" has clear water, and scenic spots such as Confucius and Mencius, Canal, and Weishan Lake are connected in a line.

In Jining, a cluster of world-class tourist attractions is gradually taking shape.

  By writing the answer sheets of cultural "two innovations" in practical innovation, and innovating and making breakthroughs in "deep cultivation and meticulous cultivation of humanistic fertile soil", Jining has continuously improved its cultural soft power, and the cultural and creative industry and cultural service industry have also made great progress.

  Jining Qufu Linqian Community is close to Konglin, and almost every household in the nearby villagers will engrave seals.

"In the beginning, most of the people were self-employed and single-handedly, and the business was very low, and sometimes no one cared for a few days." said seal engraver Kong Lingjia.

  In recent years, seal carving, a cultural and creative product rich in traditional cultural "taste", has become more and more popular among the public.

The innovative e-commerce business model of "seal engraving + Internet" has allowed Kong Lingjia and other Qufu seal engravers to catch up on the "express train" of development.

According to Liu Peng, the head of the largest local seal production base and general manager of Confucius Seal Pavilion, the current number of seals produced by Confucius Palace Seal Pavilion is about 25,000 pieces per day, and there are a steady stream of orders throughout the year.

  "Shandong Handmade·Jining Gifts" is the latest activity launched by Jining.

Relying on the integration of culture and tourism and online sales, tiger head costumes in Weishan County, handicraft wood carvings in Wenshang County, traditional buckles in Jinxiang County, and "Han Textile Embroidery" in Liangshan County... These have been passed down for hundreds of years and even become Thousands of years of traditional handicrafts have also become "popular products" on the e-commerce platform.

  Today's Jining also attracts the attention of the whole world.

  As a holy land of Confucianism and culture that Chinese at home and abroad yearn for, in recent years, Jining has made great efforts to build a platform for the exchange and mutual learning of world civilizations and a highland for foreign communication. Contribute to exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations.

  Up to now, Jining has successively held or hosted the 37th China (Qufu) International Confucius Culture Festival, the 8th World Confucianism Conference and the 7th Nishan Forum on World Civilization, and successfully hosted the 2020 China Internet Integrity Conference and the 2021 "One Belt, One Road" Annual Chinese Characters release and other major cultural events.

A series of national and even global events have demonstrated Jining's charm as the birthplace of Confucian civilization, continue to tell Chinese stories and spread Chinese voices.

  Culture is the root and soul of a city, and it also contains the unique kinetic energy of urban development.

Promote tourism with culture and promote culture with tourism. While building a highland for cultural "two innovations", Jining's economy has made breakthroughs, making cultural "soft power" a "hard support" for high-quality economic and social development.

  Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Jining's cultural tourism industry has ushered in a leap-forward development: in 2012, the city's total tourism social income was 34.22 billion yuan; in 2021, the total tourism social income reached 63.25 billion yuan.

At the same time, Jining's GDP in 2021 will be 506.996 billion yuan, an increase of 8.5% year-on-year, and a historic breakthrough of 500 billion yuan.

  At the recently concluded 12th Party Congress of Shandong Province, Lin Hongyu, Secretary of the Jining Municipal Party Committee, said that Jining will vigorously promote the construction of a first-class cultural city in the country, build a model city of beauty and happiness, and create a new benchmark for cultural "two innovations"; accelerate the promotion of The International Confucius Cultural Festival and the Nishan Forum on World Civilization have achieved a greater leap forward, making the brand "Hometown of Confucius and Mencius, Capital of Canal, Jining of Culture" gradually famous across the country.

  Starlight is not worth the passerby.

Jining, a city nourished by traditional culture for thousands of years, is exuding new vitality of the times.

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Ten years of "two innovations" Jining's new look

  □ Zhang Jianlu

  Ten years, in the long river of human history, are fleeting like the passing of a white horse.

In the past ten years, Jining, the cultural holy place, not only erected historic and iconic construction achievements, but also changed my entrepreneurial journey and life trajectory by leaps and bounds.

  Nine years ago, General Secretary Xi Jinping came to Jining to inspect and gave important instructions, pointing out the direction for Jining's economy and culture in the new era.

  Jining, known as Rencheng in ancient times, is the hometown of Confucius and Mencius and the capital of canals. It is rich in rich cultural heritage and human landscape with a long history.

There is the ancient city of Qufu, which is revered by the world as one of the three holy cities in the world, the Confucius Temple, one of the three ancient temples in the country, the Taibai Building, one of the four largest restaurants in the country, and the unparalleled Han painting stone carvings in the world. The Beijing-Hangzhou Canal that runs through the north and the south... This is a macro relic that can be seen and touched. In addition, there are also important imprints of Confucianism and the "Analects of Confucius", the Book of Songs and "Peach Blossom Fan", which have long been integrated into the blood of Chinese culture.

  This is my pride as a Jining person.

  Now, I have a new pride in my hometown Jining.

  In the past ten years, the Jining Inner Ring Viaduct has been successfully opened to traffic; in the past ten years, the dual-line expressway along the river leading to my hometown and my birthplace has been successfully opened to traffic; in the past ten years, the Torch Road Overpass Viaduct has been flying like a rainbow in the sky...

  These large-scale, free-spirited key projects and people's livelihood construction can be accomplished in a single stroke.

  In the past ten years, the Kuangfu River Wetland Park, Taibai Lake Wetland Park, and Nanchi Wetland Park behind my front yard have also been built one after another. The city is full of greenery and happiness.

  These splendid and far-reaching achievements, which are both infrastructure and landscape, make me often overjoyed and full of pride.

  How much I want to sing in front of my hometown and Jining!

As a result, songs such as "Jining", "Old Lander in Jining", "Meet Jining Prefecture", "Rencheng Good Children" and other songs written by me flew to both sides of the canal and to the north and south of the river.

  In the past ten years, Jining City has once again ushered in a "highlight moment" in the journey of promoting the high-quality development of the cultural tourism industry.

  In June this year, the 2022 Shandong Tourism Development Conference was grandly held in Jining City.

As the highest-level tourism development conference in the province, it not only recognizes the accelerated development trend of Jining's cultural tourism industry in the past few years, but also will create new advantages for the local cultural tourism industry and create cultural "two innovations" during the "14th Five-Year Plan" period. "The new benchmark provides great momentum.

This is the glory of Jining.

  In December last year, as a grassroots representative of the Chinese Writers Association from the "Hometown of Confucius and Mencius", I participated in the 10th National Congress of the Chinese Writers Association, and made a typical speech in the group. I deeply felt that in this great era Here, go through the great process and witness how glorious it is for great pioneering and creation.

  (The author is a representative of the 10th National Congress of the Chinese Writers Association and chairman of the Jining Writers Association)

  Chief planner: Zhang Jun Yu Feng

  Director system: Wu Gang Xia Lingyun

  Coordinator: Tao Yude

  Reporter: Cheng Lilong and Li Shun

  Edited by: Peng Hua, Wang Yifan

  Video: Tang Lei Liu Bolun