Xi Jinping has a clear direction for the construction of modern civilization of the Chinese nation
Beijing, 6 Jun (ZXS) -- Xi Jinping has clearly defined the direction for the construction of modern civilization of the Chinese nation
China News Agency reporter Liang Xiaohui and Huang Yuqin
One is the Chinese Cultural Seed Gene Bank - the Chinese National Version Pavilion, and the other is the National Hall of Chinese Historical Research - the Chinese Academy of History. On June 6 and 1, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the People's Republic of China, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, visited these two "cultural landmarks" successively.
Xi Jinping specially conducted this inspection in order to hold a special symposium - the symposium on cultural inheritance and development. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the CPC has placed cultural construction in an important position in the overall situation of governing the country and continuously deepened its understanding of the regularity of cultural construction. Xi Jinping has presided over many symposiums in the field of culture, but this symposium with the theme of "cultural inheritance and development" is both unique and extremely important.
Chinese civilization has a long history and is the only civilization in the world that has not been interrupted and has developed to this day. Why China? Xi Jinping has pointed out that without looking at China from the perspective of more than 5,000 years of civilization history, it is difficult to truly understand China's past, present and future.
In view of the past, at this symposium, Xi Jinping put forward the "new cultural mission of the new era", that is, to continue to promote cultural prosperity, build a cultural power, and build a modern civilization of the Chinese nation at a new starting point. At the meeting, from the outstanding characteristics of Chinese civilization to the profound understanding of "two combinations", especially "second combinations", from the important viewpoint of cultural construction to the important deployment of building the modern civilization of the Chinese nation, Xi Jinping made a comprehensive, systematic and in-depth exposition on the inheritance and development of Chinese culture. Experts believe that in the process of inheritance, a series of deployments point out the direction for completing this new cultural mission and building the modern civilization of the Chinese nation.
How to pass on and develop? First of all, we must have an accurate understanding of Chinese civilization. For how to understand Chinese civilization, Xi Jinping summarized the five outstanding characteristics of Chinese civilization - outstanding continuity, innovation, unity, inclusiveness and peace, and gave an "accurate portrait" of Chinese civilization.
"There is a tight logical relationship between the five outstanding features." Xing Guangcheng, director of the China Frontier Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, pointed out that "continuity focuses on history, innovation focuses on the future, and emphasizes the dialectical unity of the time dimension." Unity, inclusiveness and peace emphasize the dialectical unity of the spatial dimension from the perspectives of internal and external respectively. ”
Wang Heng, associate professor of the School of Marxism at Chinese Minmin University, believes that the five outstanding characteristics of Chinese civilization are important conclusions drawn from a comparative perspective, and compared with the fracture, rigidity, division, closure and plunder of some other civilizations in human history, the five outstanding characteristics highlight the uniqueness of Chinese civilization and shape the path choice and reality of Chinese-style modernization.
And this "accurate portrait" can also be called the correct way to "open" the understanding of China from the perspective of civilization. If we understand the characteristics of Chinese civilization, the outside world can also understand today's China and tomorrow's China from the past China.
For example, recognizing the continuity of Chinese civilization, the famous British scholar Martin Jacques has publicly stated that throughout China's thousands of years of history, it has been one of the most advanced countries in the world. Don't be surprised by China's "rise" today, it's just going back to where it was.
For example, today, China's diverse religious beliefs coexist, embrace world civilization, and put forward the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind, which reflects the inclusiveness of Chinese civilization.
How can the long history of civilization development of more than 5,000 years continue to shape the China of tomorrow?
At the symposium on cultural inheritance and development, the outside world can also find the answer - to integrate the basic principles of Marxism with China's specific reality and with China's excellent traditional culture. Regarding these "two combinations", Xi Jinping stressed that it is the "only way" to open up and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics on the profound foundation of more than 5,000 years of Chinese civilization.
In July 2021, in his speech at the celebration of the 7th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, on the basis of combining the basic principles of Marxism with China's specific reality, Xi Jinping proposed for the first time "combining with China's excellent traditional culture", which was called the "second combination" by the outside world.
At the symposium, Xi Jinping called the "second combination" "another ideological emancipation" and systematically explained from five dimensions: the premise of "combination" is that they fit each other, the result of "combination" is mutual achievement, "combination" builds a solid foundation for the road, "combination" opens up innovation space, and "combination" consolidates cultural subjectivity.
Zhang Xixian, a professor at the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (National School of Administration), said that since the founding of the party, the Communist Party of China has always faced the problem of how to correctly handle the relationship between Marxism and China's excellent traditional culture.
Specifically, Zhang Xixian pointed out that the compatibility between Marxism and China's excellent traditional culture is the fit between the people's position and the "people-oriented" governing philosophy, and the highest ideal of communist society and "universal harmony". A series of highly compatible concepts together form the premise of "bonding".
The outstanding characteristics of Chinese civilization, the "two combinations" of the Sinicization of Marxism... From history to the present, from the present to the future, Xi Jinping talked about another grand theme at the symposium - building a modern civilization of the Chinese nation. He also put forward three clear requirements in this regard: strengthen cultural confidence, uphold openness and inclusiveness, and adhere to integrity and innovation.
In this regard, Wang Heng analyzed that the modern civilization of the Chinese nation echoes the concept of the new form of human civilization, and is the contemporary version of the Chinese civilization, the Chinese version of the socialist civilization, and the innovative version of the modern human civilization. In this concept, the Chinese nation is the background color, and modernity is the characteristic.
Xing Guangcheng further pointed out that strengthening cultural self-confidence clarifies the autonomy and subjectivity of Chinese civilization, adhering to openness and inclusiveness indicates that the modern civilization of the Chinese nation will absorb and learn from all the excellent cultural achievements of mankind, and adhering to integrity and innovation emphasizes the enterprising spirit of keeping the right and not keeping the old, respecting the ancient and not retro, which is the fundamental method running through it. (End)