China News Service, Chengdu, February 20 (Shan Peng) The Sichuan Press Museum opened in Chengdu on the 20th and will be open to the public from now on.

Sichuan Newspaper Museum opens in Chengdu. (Photo by Shan Peng)

  The Sichuan Newspaper Museum is located in the Jinjiang Cultural District with a long history in Chengdu. The museum is divided into two exhibition halls: the Sichuan Newspaper Development Theme Exhibition, the Sichuan Daily Newspaper Group Theme Exhibition and the "Fireworks Bashu" themed image exhibition area. The first batch of Sichuan Newspaper Museum is displayed There are more than 360 pieces of literature, imaging materials, editing tools, printing facilities and equipment related to industry development.

Audiences visit the Sichuan Press Museum. (Photo by Shan Peng)

  The Sichuan Newspaper Development Theme Exhibition reviews the development of the newspaper industry in Bashu since the end of the 19th century. It can be seen from the exhibition that the origin of modern Sichuan newspaper industry was closely related to the promotion of reform ideas. In 1897, Sichuan's first modern newspaper "Yu Bao" was founded in Chongqing. This newspaper was founded by Song Yuren, a reform intellectual and a native of Fushun, Sichuan, with the mission of saving the nation from extinction. In 1898, Song Yuren founded "Sichuan Journal" in Chengdu, which was the first modern newspaper in Chengdu and the main propaganda position of the Sichuan reformists. In 1898, Sichuan's first modern daily newspaper, "Yuzhou News", was founded with the same purpose of promoting reform and innovation.

  Entering the 20th century, the newspaper industry in Sichuan experienced rapid development. "Journal of Mathematics" founded in Chengdu in 1900 is a newspaper dedicated to introducing natural sciences and is also the first scientific newspaper in Chengdu. Subsequently, newspapers and periodicals focusing on current affairs and society such as "Sichuan News", "New Sichuan Daily", "Chengdu Express", and "West China Daily" appeared one after another in Sichuan. In 1922, Wang Youmu, an important early founder and leader of the Sichuan Party and Youth League organizations, founded "Human Voice" in Chengdu. This was the first revolutionary publication in Sichuan with the primary task of promoting Marxism. It is worth mentioning that when the Red Army passed through Sichuan on its Long March, it insisted on publishing newspapers. These newspapers and periodicals were called "Long March Red News."

  After the start of the Anti-Japanese War, the number of newspapers in Sichuan increased greatly, focusing on shouting for the Anti-Japanese War. In 1937, the "Letter to People from All walks of Life in Sichuan" drafted by Zhang Xiushuo, a member of the Communist Party of China, on behalf of the Sichuan soldiers was approved by the CCP organization and handed over to Liu Xiang for approval. It was published in the "West China Daily" under the name of "Letter to Sichuan Kang Military and People", which became Declaration of the Sichuan Army's departure from Sichuan to fight the war.

  After the founding of New China, Sichuan newspapers have taken root in the vast land and have continued to grow in the struggle to serve the overall situation, serve the people, spread advanced culture, and correctly guide public opinion. The two major exhibitions, the Sichuan Daily Newspaper Group Theme Exhibition and the "Fireworks Bashu" Theme Image Exhibition, embody the epitome of the construction and development of Bashu after the founding of the People's Republic of China, and reflect the newspaper industry's vivid record of the vicissitudes of society and the glorious achievements of development in the new era.

  "We will strive to build a professional museum that continues to 'grow' and a cultural space that is co-constructed and shared." According to the person in charge of the Sichuan Newspaper Museum, the Sichuan Newspaper Museum will work hand in hand with colleagues in the newspaper and cultural museum circles in Sichuan and even across the country. Through interactive experiences, digital exhibitions, media research and other methods, we will explore more "opening methods" for museums, build a bridge connecting the past and the future, connect the industry and academia, and present the deep integration and high-quality development of the newspaper industry. latest results. (over)