On November 2nd, 2019, the research center of ancient Chinese characters and pre-Qin history of Sichuan University was officially established. Under the background that the CPC and the Chinese Government attach great importance to the inheritance and development of Chinese excellent traditional culture, and a group of unique scholars with important cultural value and inheritance significance represented by oracle bone inscriptions are concerned and cared about, the center will set up academic teams, cultivate professional talents and open a series of related academic activities for the two directions of ancient characters and pre-Qin history
Gan Lin, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee and Minister of publicity, and Wang Jianguo, Secretary of the CPC Sichuan University Community, inaugurated the "research center for ancient Chinese characters and pre-Qin history of Sichuan University". Yang Quanming, chairman of Sichuan Social Science Association, awarded the "research center for ancient Chinese characters and pre-Qin history of Sichuan University”, a key research base of Social Sciences in Sichuan Province.
It is reported that the Institute of ancient Chinese characters of Sichuan University founded by Mr. Xu Zhongshu was one of the four centers of ancient Chinese Characters Research in China. Under his guidance, the oracle bone dictionary compiled by the Ancient Characters Research Office of Sichuan University has become a necessary reference book for the study of ancient Chinese characters.
At present, Professor Peng Yushang, Professor Liu Fusheng, Professor Peng bangben and other experts work in the center. The key project of the National Social Science Foundation "Research on the classification and Department Association of oracle bones in Yin Ruins" is under way and is expected to be completed in 2021. In 2019, the National Social Science Fund Project "the research on the Jin aristocratic society of the Zhou Dynasty" has been launched. the center is preparing the collation and publication for Xu Zhongshu's anthology and Xu Zhongshu's complete anthology, and plans to launch the revision of Oracle Bone dictionary.
Ancient Chinese characters and Pre-Qin history are an important part of Chinese civilization. It is conducive to enhancing the confidence of Chinese culture to promote the study of ancient Chinese characters and Pre-Qin history, promoting the creative transformation and innovative development of Chinese excellent traditional culture, and making positive contributions for the development of Chinese civilization and the progress of human society.
Translated by wengjun