On June 6, the first Cultural Power Construction Summit Forum Construction Humanities Bay Branch Forum was held in Shenzhen. Experts, scholars and student representatives from the Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan gathered together to gather consensus from all parties, strengthen cultural self-confidence, and contribute wisdom to promoting the inheritance and development of China's excellent traditional culture and jointly shaping and enriching the humanistic spirit of the Bay Area. At the forum, experts and scholars frequently came out with good sentences, and the atmosphere was warm, presenting a wonderful "cultural feast".

"Lingnan's regional identity has always been linked to national identity"

"Lingnan's regional identity has always been linked to national identity." In his keynote speech at the forum, Chen Chunsheng, Secretary of the Party Committee of Sun Yat-sen University and Dean of the Lingnan Cultural Research Institute of Sun Yat-sen University, reviewed the development process of Lingnan culture from the historical origins around the theme of "Lingnan Cultural Heritage and Cultural Integration in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area".

After the middle of the Ming Dynasty, with the increasingly close exchanges and communication between the Central Plains and Lingnan, Lingnan people increasingly emphasized their identity as descendants of the Central Plains. Since the beginning of modern times, Lingnan culture has further promoted the process of China's modern political civilization and social and economic modernization, and the consciousness of Lingnan culture has also been continuously improved. Chen Chunsheng pointed out that the process of cultural consciousness in Lingnan occurred in the context of modern national transformation, and it has always been linked to national identity, "the so-called 'Guangdong culture' should be more accurately described as 'Chinese culture in Guangdong'".

"The development of Lingnan culture itself is a process of exchange, interaction and integration of different groups of people and different traditions, and the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will naturally become a continuation of this process." Chen Chunsheng said that Lingnan culture is the common cultural foundation of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area; Actively discussing the relationship between Lingnan culture and the Greater Bay Area can be seen as a new stage in the process of "self-awareness" of Lingnan culture.

Zheng Peikai, chairman of the Hong Kong branch of the Chinese Folk Artists Association and president of the Jigu Society, believes that since thousands of years ago, integration has become the mainstream of "diversity and integration" of Chinese culture. This characteristic has also profoundly affected Lingnan culture and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

"The prospect of multiculturalism should be integration, not confrontation." Zheng Peikai pointed out that how to make good use of the multicultural resources of the Greater Bay Area is the key. He suggested that all parts of the Greater Bay Area could set up a "Greater Bay Area Multicultural Development Base", inviting Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas scholars and artists to settle in, encouraging the participation of social forces and promoting the integrated development of diverse cultures.

The unity of Chinese culture has also aroused deep resonance among scholars from Taiwan. "Whether I am in the mainland, Hong Kong or Taiwan, I don't feel any barriers." Shao Zonghai, Honorary Professor of Macao Polytechnic University and former Dean of the Academy of Social Sciences of Taiwan's Chinese Culture University, shared his journey of growth. Born in the mainland, raised in Hong Kong and studied in Taiwan, he "never felt left 'his own land', nor did he feel any strangeness."

"Chinese culture is not an abstract concept. For 5000,<> years, culture has been holding together Chinese scattered around the world. He said emotionally.

"Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan all have the same background of Chinese culture." Xiao Ye, a student who came to Sun Yat-sen University from Taiwan, is deeply aware of this. During the interactive session, he asked: "How to enhance the sense of identity of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan youth with Chinese culture?" Shao Zonghai sent a message to the youth: pass on the spirit of national integration.

Reconstruct cultural elements and condense the value identity of the Bay Area

At the forum, the Deputy Secretary-General of the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau of the HKSAR Government, Kwok Wong Ying-kei, dressed in a cheongsam and made an appearance. "I wore a cheongsam today, not just because I was present at today's occasion, but because I like to wear cheongsam."

"Inheriting Chinese culture is also a very important part of our cultural work." As part of Chinese culture, Hong Kong has also been actively promoting cheongsam culture in recent years, and Guo Wong Yingqi observed that wearing long shirts and cheongsam has gradually become a new fashion for young people.

Building a humanistic bay area and shaping common values have become the focus of attention of many Hong Kong and Macao guests. Wu Zhiliang, member of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and chairman of the Administrative Committee of the Macao Foundation, said that shaping the humanistic Bay Area is ultimately a process of cultural reconstruction, through the chemical reaction of cultural genes and various elements, forming a common psychological structure, identity and value identity.

With the acceleration of the construction of the Humanistic Bay Area, whether it is government cooperation or non-governmental exchanges, it is necessary to realize the innovation of concepts, mechanisms and models through projects and activities. In the new context, Wu Zhiliang believes that on the one hand, Hong Kong and Macao should further strengthen Chinese history and cultural education, and enhance the national concept and national consciousness of Hong Kong and Macao compatriots; On the other hand, Hong Kong and Macao should expand their world narrative vision, experience and capabilities, and strengthen the role of Hong Kong and Macao as an international communication platform.

Poon Yiu-ming, Advisor to the Cultural Committee of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and President of the Hong Kong Writers Association, said that in the National 14th Five-Year Plan, Hong Kong has been given a new position as a "Sino-foreign cultural and art exchange center". He believes that Hong Kong should seize the opportunity of the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and accelerate the establishment of the Hong Kong Literature Museum.

Lin Faqin, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Macao Polytechnic University and President of the Macau Cultural and Educational Publishing Association, pointed out that the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area needs to cultivate a sense of identity and cohesion in the field of education, "To shape the culture of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, it is necessary to form a complete and common cultural understanding." We need to attach importance to education in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and form a common teaching philosophy in order to form a consensus."

During the exchange and discussion session, Lv Jia, principal cello of the Macao Orchestra, improvised the world-famous song "Swan", which aroused applause from the audience. "Swans are social animals, and their habits are to cooperate with each other." Lv Jia shared that during his study abroad in Vienna, he once saw the mother swan taking the little swan to play in the lake. This scene seems to imply that under the leadership of the motherland, Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan will work together to inherit and develop Chinese culture.

Tempering art to help Bay Area culture "go to sea"

With the hearty ink animation, the forum scene sounded the popular Cantonese music "BBK" in the Bay Area. In the familiar melody, many Chinese and foreign artists from the Zhuhai Golden Jazz Band played a fashionable atmosphere. Cantonese opera actors who sing "Emperor Girl Flower" and appear in makeup lead the performance to a climax. The creative performance attracted guests to raise their mobile phones to take photos and videos.

This is the wonderful premiere of the "Chinese Tone" project "Chambaudai Station" Chinese-French fusion creation drama. "Shang Bodai Station" is an innovative work in the "Chinese Accent" culture "Going Global" series jointly initiated by Zhuhai Media Group, Jiangsu Performing Arts Group and Guangdong Jin Sir. It integrates classic French comedy and jazz music into traditional Chinese opera music and Cantonese opera performances, and interprets humorous stories in the form of musicals.

Lingnan culture is evolving amid change. Jiang Shuzhuo, professor of the School of Literature of Jinan University and chairman of the Guangdong Writers Association, believes that the literature and art of the Greater Bay Area inherits the spirit and soul of Lingnan's modern pursuit of modernization, and has the demand for Chinese-style modernization in the new era, "It is a productive and evocative new form of literature and art, which focuses on building characteristics that are oriented to the world and the future."

How to let more literary and artistic masterpieces from the Greater Bay Area sail "to the sea"? A number of guests collided wonderfully. Chen Qing, director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, studied in Guangdong and Hong Kong, and started his career in Macao. In his view, telling the Bay Area story well requires modern expression, and symphony is an artistic language that does not require translation. He believes that the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area not only has very high-quality venues, but also very excellent theater groups, and "it is the luck of those of us who are blessed with software and hardware conditions in the Greater Bay Area."

During the 19th Cultural Fair, the original dance drama "Wing Chun" attracted much attention. Bonded with the Bay Area for many years, Han Zhen, young choreographer of the China Oriental Song and Dance Troupe and chief director of the original dance drama "Wing Chun", returned to Shenzhen full of feelings. She recalled that during the creation of "Wing Chun", she went to the Shunde Xiangyun Yarn Production Base to collect style: "We feel the beauty of Xiangyun Yarn here, and also feel the humanistic vitality of the Bay Area. ”

"We are facing the whole world, and Chinese culture is our root." Wong Ziqian, director of the National Association of Hong Kong and Macao Studies and founder of the Condensing Hong Kong Sports Fund, believes that in the future, it is necessary to cultivate a mass culture with the characteristics of the Bay Area: "Culture is life, and culture is everywhere. Bay Area culture needs to attract more people to be successful. ”

Han Zhen further said that in order to create cultural boutiques in the Bay Area, it must cultivate talents, and "when our works are exquisite enough to be comparable to the high standards of the world, we can go out with complete confidence."

Nanfang Daily reporter Yang Yi Huang Chuxuan