Recently, The 1st Young Scholars Forum of Ancient Chinese History was held in Ji’nan, Shandong Province.Experts and scholars from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Peking University, Renmin University of China, Beijing Normal University, Shandong University, Zhejiang University, Xiamen University, Northeast Normal University, Northwest University, Academy of Military Sciences and other research institutes and universities attended the founding meeting of the Committee of Traditional Culture of the Chinese Historical Society, which is an important measure taken to implement the spirit of the important speech made by General Secretary Xi Jinping at the Symposium on cultural inheritance and development, marking a new step taken by the Chinese Historical Society to serve the Party and the country, and to serve the overall strategy of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
The committee will be guided by Xi Jinping’s Thoughts on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a new era, closely follow the requirements of The Times of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, strengthen discipline construction, inherit and carry forward the excellent tradition of history, and serve the central work of the Party and the country, according to the participants; Meanwhile, it will actively promote theoretical innovation and methodological innovation in the study of traditional Chinese culture, bridge the gap between history and reality, between ancient and modern times, and conduct in-depth research, systematic interpretation, and scientific answers to a series of questions of great academic value and practical significance, such as where the Chinese civilization is going, how the modern civilization adapts to the fine traditional culture of China, and how to build the modern civilization of the Chinese nation, how to combine the “root pulse” and “soul pulse” from the academic theory is clear and thorough. Besides, it is important to focus on that inheriting and carrying forward fine traditional Chinese culture requires strengthening horizontal comparative studies between different cultural systems and civilization systems, and conducting in-depth studies on the modernization of traditional culture, so as to provide academic basis, academic support and Chinese solutions for the construction of a new form of human civilization and a community with a shared future for mankind. The Committee of Traditional Culture of the Chinese Historical Society will give better play to the leading role of the academic platform, carry out in-depth research and interpretation of the internal mechanism and evolution path of the formation, development and change of traditional culture through multidisciplinary collaborative research, and provide theoretical support for the construction of the modern civilization of the Chinese nation.
The young scholars at the meeting carried out a warm and in-depth discussion in combination with new materials, new problems and new viewpoints in their respective studies, presenting the following characteristics: New materials and new research; Large vision and small observation; On the whole, they attached great importance to the mutual verification of unearthed documents and handed down classics, and not only analyzed historical facts, but also thought about historical theories, presenting a new look and characteristics of contemporary Chinese ancient history research.
Translated by Lena.