Original title: Enhancing the spiritual power to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation

– In-depth study and understanding of the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speech at the symposium on cultural inheritance and development


Such a mission runs through history, present and future -

"It is our new cultural mission to continue to promote cultural prosperity, build a culturally powerful country, and build the modern civilization of the Chinese nation at a new starting point."

Such a commitment is inscribed with determination, vision and insight -

"We must strengthen cultural self-confidence, undertake missions, work hard, and work together to create a new culture belonging to our era and build a modern civilization of the Chinese nation."


June 2023, China Academy of History. General Secretary Xi Jinping attended the symposium on cultural inheritance and development and delivered an important speech, comprehensively, systematically and in-depth expounded a series of major theoretical and practical issues in the inheritance and development of Chinese culture from the overall strategic height of the development of the cause of the party and the country, pointing out the way forward and providing fundamental guidelines for strengthening cultural self-confidence and self-improvement, better shouldering the new cultural mission in the new era, and solidly promoting the construction of modern civilization and socialist cultural power of the Chinese nation.

Looking back at the magnificent history, the Communist Party of China is a party with a high degree of cultural consciousness, and the party's century-long struggle condenses the history of Chinese culture advancing with the times. The Communist Party of China is an active leader and practitioner of China's advanced culture, a faithful inheritor and propagator of China's excellent traditional culture, and an important contributor and model of the Chinese spirit.

Based on the ever-changing present, from the Beijing Winter Olympics to display China's self-confident, inclusive and open image as a big country in the new era, to the dream of the Tang Paradise to show the spirit of Chinese culture that is inclusive of all seas and embraces all rivers, to the Beijing Central Axis and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal and a large number of cultural heritages blooming with new rhyme... Today, Chinese culture is more magnificent, and Chinese civilization is more dazzling.

Towards a bright and grand future, General Secretary Xi Jinping made major arrangements in the report of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China around "promoting cultural self-confidence and self-improvement and creating new glory of socialist culture", emphasizing "enhancing the spiritual power to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation". Standing on this ancient and magical land, sucking the cultural nutrients accumulated by the long struggle of the Chinese nation, looking at the magnificent prospects of building a strong country and national rejuvenation, under the strong leadership of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core and under the scientific guidance of Xi Jinping's thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era, the Chinese people insist on following their own path, with an incomparably broad stage of the times, an incomparably profound historical heritage, and an incomparably strong determination to move forward!

"Q: Is that as clear as promised? For the source of living water comes. ”

Practice has proved and will continue to prove that Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, insisting on integrating the basic tenets of Marxism with China's specific conditions and with China's excellent traditional culture, is contemporary Chinese Marxism, 21st century Marxism, the essence of Chinese culture and Chinese spirit, has made original contributions to the enrichment and development of Marxism, made historical contributions to the inheritance and development of China's excellent traditional culture, and made worldwide contributions to promoting the progress of human civilization.


The writer, the instrument of the way. Look at the humanities, in order to become the world.

He stressed that "only by persisting in moving from history to the future and forging ahead from the continuation of the national cultural bloodline can we do a good job in today's cause", pointed out that "without a high degree of cultural self-confidence and cultural prosperity, there will be no great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation", and made it clear that "to build a modern socialist country in an all-round way, we must adhere to the path of socialist cultural development with Chinese characteristics and enhance cultural self-confidence"... Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping has accurately grasped the trend of mutual agitation of ideology and culture in the world and profound changes in China's social ideology and concepts, continuously deepened his understanding of the law of cultural construction, and put forward a series of new ideas, new views and new theories, which is a theoretical summary of the practical experience of the party's leadership in cultural construction in the new era, and provides a fundamental basis for doing a good job in propaganda, ideology and cultural work.

Take dreams as sails, and struggle as oars. Over the past ten years in the new era, under the strong leadership of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core and under the scientific guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, we have adhered to the position of Chinese culture, listed cultural self-confidence, road confidence, theoretical self-confidence and institutional self-confidence as the "four self-confidences" of socialism with Chinese characteristics, adhered to the guiding position of Marxism in the ideological field, persisted in leading cultural construction with socialist core values, built a new atmosphere of Chinese culture and stimulated the new vitality of Chinese civilization in the process of upholding integrity and innovation. It has provided a strong spiritual driving force for adhering to and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era and opening up a new situation in the cause of the party and the country.

Today, the Chinese people are more confident and have a stronger driving force for progress.

Culture is the soul of a country and a nation. General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed that "ideological work is the work of establishing the heart of the country and the soul of the nation", and proposed that cultural self-confidence "is a more basic, broader and deeper self-confidence" and "the most basic, deepest and most enduring force in the development of a country and a nation", pointing out that "the strength of a country and a nation is always supported by cultural prosperity, and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation needs to be conditioned by the development and prosperity of Chinese culture".

The cultural construction in the new era has made extraordinary achievements, and cultural self-confidence has forged the soul. From the National Conference on Propaganda and Ideological Work, to literary and artistic work, the Party's news and public opinion work, network security and informatization work, the Philosophy and Social Science Work Symposium and the National Conference on Ideological and Political Work in Colleges and Universities, to the Congress of the China Federation of Literature and Literature and the China Writers Association... At a series of important meetings, General Secretary Xi Jinping's new ideas, new views and new theories on cultural construction clarified theoretical right and wrong and corrected work orientation in the original and clean source; From the establishment of the responsibility system for ideological work, to the promotion of the integrated development of the media, from carrying out publicity and education on the history of the Party, the history of New China, the history of reform and opening up, and the history of socialist development, to the cultivation and practice of the core socialist values, a series of major measures have sung the main theme and promoted positive energy in the whole society.

"Post-70s, post-80s, post-90s, post-00s, before they go out to see the world, China can already see the world at eye level." In March 2021, General Secretary Xi Jinping's words during the National Two Sessions were full of emotion. The self-confidence of "looking at the world equally" comes from the historical achievements and changes in China's development in the new era, from the "time and trend" of the world trend, and from the unique concept, wisdom, temperament and charm of Chinese culture.

When "Changjin Lake", "My Motherland and Me", "The Age of Awakening" and "The Wandering Earth", which are immersed in Chinese culture and full of Chinese spirit, are popular at home and abroad; When the cultural relics collected in museums, the heritage displayed in the vast land, and the words written in ancient books increasingly enter the hearts of the people; When the historian Toynbee's prediction that "the future of mankind is in the East, and Chinese civilization will become the leader of the world" is becoming a reality, there is no reason not to be confident: the Chinese nation has created a long-standing Chinese culture, and the Chinese nation will certainly be able to create new splendor of Chinese culture.

-- Today, the Chinese people are more self-reliant and their spirit of struggle is more uplifting.

It is hard to forget that the ceremony of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China was a celebration of Qiankun, joy and heaven and earth, and the oath of "please rest assured that the party can rest assured and strengthen the country has me" has echoed for a long time; It is difficult to forget that the "Order of the Republic" and "July 2022st Medal" awarding ceremony was warm and solemn, and "advocating heroes will produce heroes, and striving to be heroes can produce heroes" has become the strong voice of the times; It is hard to forget that the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing <> Winter Olympics brilliantly presented the <> solar terms, the water of the Yellow River, the Chinese knot, the welcoming pine, the folding willow and the theme song of snowflakes, and the "Chinese romance" attracted the attention of the world...

Comprehensively promote the overall layout of the "five-in-one" and coordinate the promotion of the "four comprehensive" strategic layout, and culture is an important content; To promote high-quality development, culture is an important fulcrum; To meet people's growing needs for a better life, culture is an important factor; Culture is an important source of strength to overcome the risks and challenges along the way. It is pointed out that "every civilization continues the spiritual bloodline of a country and nation, which needs to be passed on from generation to generation, but also needs to keep pace with the times and be brave in innovation", inherit the excellent traditional Chinese culture, let precious cultural relics "live", let classic ancient books "catch fire", let cities retain memories, and let people remember homesickness; It emphasizes that "we should make full use of red resources, deepen the study and education of party history, and continue the red bloodline", carry forward revolutionary culture, form a spiritual lineage of Chinese communists with the great party-building spirit as the source, achieve remarkable results in the protection and utilization of revolutionary cultural relics, and continuously demonstrate the unique value of revolutionary cultural relics resources to inherit red genes and stimulate patriotic enthusiasm; It is required to "adhere to the direction of advanced socialist culture, use socialist core values to gather consensus and strength, and use excellent cultural products to inspire people and boost morale", develop advanced socialist culture, extensively condense the spiritual strength of the people, and provide profound support for the modernization of the national governance system and governance capacity... Over the past ten years in the new era, the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core has placed cultural construction in an important position in the overall work, insisted on raising the banner, gathering the hearts of the people, educating new people, revitalizing culture, and displaying images, prospering and developing cultural undertakings and cultural industries, and providing more and better spiritual food for the people.

Time freezes the forging grandeur of the eastern powers, and highlights the vigorous development of Chinese culture and Chinese spirit. Under the scientific guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, inspired and nourished by China's excellent traditional culture, revolutionary culture and advanced socialist culture, the Chinese people adhere to independence and self-reliance, strengthen national self-esteem and self-confidence, and radiate an unprecedented spirit of historical initiative and historical creation. The fighting spirit of the Party and the people runs through the battle of poverty alleviation that "if we do not win a complete victory, we will never withdraw the army", arouse the ambition of "bravely climbing the world's scientific and technological peaks", sprinkle on the sports arena where "life can have several rounds", and engrave on the historical monument of "building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way as scheduled".

Today, the Chinese people are more self-reliant and have a firmer belief in victory.

This is a major and decisive victory for epidemic prevention and control! This is the miracle of the populous country in the history of human civilization successfully getting out of the epidemic pandemic! In the spring of 2023, the Forbidden City in Beijing will be full of tourists, Shanghai Huangpu River steamship shuttle, Wuhan's "Optics Valley" innovation will accelerate, and the number of exhibitors at the Canton Fair will reach a new high, clearing the haze of the epidemic for more than three years, and the land of Shenzhou will shine with new vigor. Looking back on the great practice of the anti-epidemic struggle, General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out: "The strong spiritual power of the core values of socialism and the excellent traditional Chinese culture is a powerful force that unites people's hearts and strength. "How hard it has been to fight the epidemic for more than three years, and how thrilling the big war test is! From the life rescue of "loving others and goods is benevolent" to the watch and help of "green mountains and clouds and rain", it is the great anti-epidemic spirit formed by more than 14.<> billion Chinese people, which puts life first, unites the whole country, sacrifices life and forgets death, respects science, and shares a common destiny, which has forged a strong spiritual defense line of unity and common will.

Only when it is spiritually firm and firm can a nation stand firm and stand tall in the torrent of history. In the past ten years in the new era, there have been risks of wading into the beach, difficulties in climbing hills, and difficulties in breaking through difficulties. It emphasized that "the continuous development of the Chinese nation, the continuous rebirth of setbacks and the continuous rebirth of the Chinese nation are inseparable from the strong support of Chinese culture", pointed out that "our party emphasizes that ideals and beliefs are the spiritual 'calcium' of communists, emphasizes that 'revolutionary ideals are higher than heaven', that is, the dialectic of spirit into material and material into spirit", and put forward that "socialist culture with Chinese characteristics accumulates the deepest spiritual pursuit of the Chinese nation, represents the unique spiritual mark of the Chinese nation, and is a powerful spiritual force for the Chinese people to march forward victoriously"... General Secretary Xi Jinping's new ideas, views and theories on cultural construction have guided hundreds of millions of people, drawn wisdom and strength from the great practice of the new era, and sensed the mighty spirit inherited for thousands of years from the excellent traditional Chinese culture.













































In May 2023, the leaders of China and the five Central Asian countries "Chang'an Fu joined hands". Among the gifts given to the heads of state of Central Asia is one "He Zun". The Western Zhou He Zun inscription "Zhai Zi China" is the earliest source of the word "China" ever discovered. From the Han and Tang dynasties of the past and the clothes of all nations, to today's great country style and common destiny, a China that has changed with each passing day, a culture that has been eternal and modern, and has innovated the old, is being displayed in front of the world with an eclectic and inclusive open mind.


Shengping Revision Ceremony, Shengshi Revision Text. In the autumn of 2022, the major cultural project "Fuxing Bunko" was published. The Emperor's magnum opus, a tribute to the century-old quest for rejuvenation by generations of benevolent people; The words echo the sonorous sound of an ancient people moving towards rejuvenation.

"Cultivating history and establishing classics, preserving history to enlighten wisdom, and educating people is a tradition of the Chinese nation that has lasted for thousands of years." General Secretary Xi Jinping personally wrote the preface to the "Rejuvenation Library", issuing a strong voice of the times to "strengthen historical self-confidence, grasp the general trend of the times, and take the Chinese road".

Walk in triumph, not far from mountains and seas; Take advantage of the momentum, not limited by the sun and the moon. The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China drew up a grand blueprint for comprehensively building a modern socialist country and comprehensively promoting the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation with Chinese-style modernization. To build a strong socialist cultural country and create new splendor of Chinese culture, we must base ourselves on the central task of the whole party and the people of the whole country, and on the overall situation of building a strong country and national rejuvenation. On the new journey, we should view the important function of culture in promoting the progress of human civilization from the long river of history, grasp the important role of culture in leading social change in the tide of the times, give play to the important value of culture to create a better life in the all-round development of people, and enhance the spiritual power to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

Carry forward the ambition with struggle and write a new chapter of rejuvenation. "Meritorious and dedicated, extensive and diligent." General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed: "We are the sons and daughters of China, we must understand the history of the Chinese nation, uphold the Chinese cultural genes, and have national pride and cultural self-confidence." "Today, we are closer than ever before, more confident and capable of realizing the goal of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. The more arduous the task, the higher the ambition; The more mountains and rivers, the more ambitious we must be. On the way forward, we should take the prosperity and strength of the country, national rejuvenation, and people's happiness as our own responsibility, establish a strong aspiration and be a struggler, establish the ambition of surpassing our predecessors on the basis of inheriting our predecessors, have the courage to overcome the "roadblocks" and "stumbling blocks" on the way forward, and cross the "Loushan Pass" and "Laozikou" on the road to rejuvenation. Whether it is a dangerous pass, or a high wind and waves, it cannot crush the will to struggle, and it is difficult to Chinese!

Strengthen the backbone with struggle and open up a new world of career development. "People have no bones, and they cannot live firmly." General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed: "The fundamental reason why a nation is great is that it never gives up, does not shrink, does not stop in the face of any difficulties and risks, and perseverance in fighting for its future and destiny." "Today, China's development has entered a period in which strategic opportunities and risks and challenges coexist, and uncertainties and unpredictable factors increase. On the road ahead, we must show the spirit of "the brave win when the narrow road meets", carry forward the spirit of "the more difficult and dangerous the forward", maintain the determination of "flying through the clouds calmly", cultivate the ability to "step on the bumpy road", and charge ahead and make contributions in effectively coping with major challenges, resisting major risks, overcoming major obstacles, and resolving major contradictions.

With the development of strong confidence, create new achievements worthy of the times. General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out: "For thousands of years, Chinese people have been famous for their tenacity of vitality, depth of cohesion, tenacity of endurance, and great creativity, and we are all proud and proud of ourselves as Chinese!" "Today, the future of China, the Chinese people and the Chinese nation is infinitely broad. The times and the situation are on our side, which is where our determination and confidence lie, as well as our determination and confidence. On the way forward, we must establish and adhere to a correct view of history, nationality, country and culture, continuously enhance economic strength, scientific and technological strength, and comprehensive national strength, and constantly enhance the people's sense of gain, happiness and security.

The sun and the moon are menstruating, and the rivers are traveling. General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out: "The modern socialist power we want to build must not only be strong materially, but also spiritually. "In an unprecedented great era, to promote the great cause of unprecedented people, to be good at drawing nutrition and wisdom from the excellent traditional culture formed and accumulated by the Chinese nation for generations, to continue cultural genes, to extract the essence of thought, to show spiritual charm, to maintain a high degree of confidence in our own cultural ideals and cultural values, and to maintain a high degree of confidence in our own cultural vitality and creativity, can we create a new culture belonging to our era and build a modern civilization of the Chinese nation."

Striving for a new journey, let us strengthen cultural self-confidence and better undertake new cultural missions. General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed: "The cohesion of the 14.<> billion Chinese people is so strong because we have a broad and profound Chinese culture and Chinese spirit, which is the source of our cultural self-confidence." "Chinese-style modernization is a modernization that harmonizes material civilization and spiritual civilization, is deeply rooted in the excellent traditional Chinese culture, and is a brand-new form of human civilization. We must adhere to the path of socialist cultural development with Chinese characteristics, base ourselves on the great historical practice and contemporary practice of the Chinese nation, sum up China's experience with Chinese reasoning, elevate China's experience to Chinese theory, and realize spiritual independence and self-determination. It is necessary to unify the inheritance and promotion of the excellent traditional Chinese culture with the cultivation and practice of the core socialist values, so that the most basic cultural genes of the Chinese nation can adapt to contemporary culture and harmonize with modern society, continuously enhance the sense of belonging, identity, dignity and honor of the Chinese nation, and build a common spiritual homeland of the Chinese nation.

In the new journey, let us enhance our cultural consciousness and strive to build a modern civilization of the Chinese nation. General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out: "We have the ability to do China's affairs well, but we don't have the ability to tell China's story well? We should have this confidence! "Chinese culture is both national and global. Since ancient times, Chinese civilization has been known for its openness and inclusiveness, and it has constantly gained new vitality through exchanges and mutual learning with other civilizations. We must uphold openness and inclusiveness, adhere to the Sinicization of Marxism, inherit and develop the excellent traditional Chinese culture, promote the localization of foreign culture, continuously cultivate and create socialist culture with Chinese characteristics in the new era, and continue the historical context and compose contemporary chapters with the righteousness and vigor of upright and innovative. It is necessary to further enhance the influence of the communication power of Chinese civilization, extract and display the spiritual symbols of China's excellent traditional culture, extract and display the cultural essence of China's excellent traditional culture with contemporary value and world significance, accelerate the construction of Chinese discourse and Chinese narrative system, tell Chinese stories and disseminate Chinese voices well, explain and introduce to the world more excellent cultures with Chinese characteristics, embodying Chinese spirit and containing Chinese wisdom, and show a credible, lovely and respectable image of China. Deepen exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations, promote Chinese culture to better reach the world, and make the hundred gardens of world civilization red and full of vitality.

The slender forest is thin, and the trickle does not stop the river. This is a country's surging cultural climate, and this is a spiritual picture of a nation's rejuvenation.


Culture rejuvenates the country and prosper, culture is strong, and the nation is strong.

"Without the active guidance of advanced culture, without the great enrichment of the people's spiritual world, and without the continuous enhancement of national spiritual strength, a country and a nation cannot stand tall among the nations of the world";

"It is necessary to adhere to the path of socialist cultural development with Chinese characteristics, promote the creative transformation and innovative development of China's excellent traditional culture, inherit revolutionary culture, develop advanced socialist culture, stimulate the vitality of national cultural innovation and creativity, and build a socialist cultural power";

"Civilization is the distinctive symbol of a modern country", "Developing cultural undertakings is the basic way to meet the people's spiritual and cultural needs and protect the people's cultural rights and interests", "During the '14th Five-Year Plan' period, we must put cultural construction in a prominent position in the overall work and earnestly grasp it well";

"Build a socialist cultural power around raising the flag, gathering the hearts of the people, educating new people, revitalizing culture, and displaying images, develop a national, scientific, and popular socialist culture oriented to modernization, the world, and the future, stimulate the vitality of national cultural innovation and creativity, and enhance the spiritual power to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation";

"Only by comprehensively understanding the history of Chinese civilization can we more effectively promote the creative transformation and innovative development of China's excellent traditional culture, more effectively promote the construction of socialist culture with Chinese characteristics, and build the modern civilization of the Chinese nation";


Carrying forward Chinese culture, strengthening cultural self-confidence, and building a culturally strong country have always been major events for General Secretary Xi Jinping. General Secretary Xi Jinping's new ideas, views and judgments on cultural construction are not only profound insights from history, but also insightful foresights for the future. Standing on the land of China immersed in excellent traditional culture, with the majestic power of more than 14.<> billion Chinese people, holding scientific truth, stepping on the right path in the world, bathing in the glow of civilization, and continuing to push forward the great historical cause of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, we are full of confidence and strength!

Magnificent Huaxia, magnificent mountains and rivers. Open the long scroll of history, feel the inheritance of "endless string songs" in the ink and danqing, and inspire the mood of "thinking for a thousand years" in the tortoiseshell wooden stalk. Thousands of years of continuous inheritance, passed down from generation to generation, the broad and profound Chinese culture has been integrated into the bloodline of Chinese in the long river of time, and has become a cultural gene in the depths of the soul. A civilization is "eternal", a nation is "new and new", energy is contained here, and mystery is hidden here.

Wen to transform people, text to carry the way; Civilization is established, culture is prosperous. Let us unite more closely around the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, fully implement Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, deeply understand the decisive significance of the "two establishments", strengthen the "four consciousness", strengthen the "four self-confidence", achieve "two safeguards", strengthen historical self-confidence, enhance cultural consciousness, undertake new cultural missions, and continue to promote cultural prosperity, build a cultural power, and build a modern civilization of the Chinese nation at a new starting point with a strong historical initiative. To achieve the second centenary goal and realize the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, it will provide strong value guidance, cultural cohesion and spiritual impetus.

Continuing the thousand-year-old cultural context, sharing the great cause of the millennium——

"Contemporary Chinese communists and Chinese people should and will be able to undertake new cultural missions, carry out cultural creation in practice and creation, and achieve cultural progress in historical progress!" (People's Daily, Ren Zhongping)