On May 30th, 2019, a symposium on "Reclaiming the Future: Retrospect and Prospect for the Development of New China's History" was held in Chengdu, sponsored by Sichuan Federation of Social Sciences and the School of History and Culture of Sichuan University. More than 120 experts and scholars from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Nanjing University, Sichuan University, Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, Sichuan Academy of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, Sichuan Normal University, Southwest University for Nationalities, Xihua Normal University and others institutes attended the symposium.
In order to study and implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speech for the Symposium on Philosophical and Social Sciences and the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's congratulations letter to the Chinese Academy of History in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences on January 2th, the main topics of this symposium sum up the achievements and accumulated experience in the development of history since the founding of New China and look forward to the development of history, integrating the strength of the history circle under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a new era, better playing the unique role of history in carrying forward the excellent traditional culture of China. The historical mission and its social responsibility will promote history research in Sichuan in the new era.
Yan Shijing, Vice-President of Sichuan University, reviewed the centuries-old process of the development of history in Sichuan University. He hoped that this syposium could integrate the research forces of Chinese history and Archaeology in Sichuan Province to improve the research level and innovation ability for the integration and development of relevant historical disciplines.
Professor Yang Quanming, President of Sichuan Federation of Social Sciences, pointed out that General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speeches and instructions on the development of philosophy, Social Sciences and historical research have important guiding significance for guiding us to plan the development of history and promoting more achievements in history. The social sciences circles should earnestly study the spirit of the General Secretary Xi’s important speeches and instructions, look back on history and look forward to the future.
He hope that all historians should actively promote the construction of the discipline system, academic system and discourse system of history and make due contribution for the construction of Sichuan’s social science.
After the opening ceremony, Professor Liu Qingzhu of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Professor Wang Zijin from History College of Beijing Normal University, Vice President of Chinese Modern History Society, Professor Chen Qianping of Nanjing University, ProfessorTan Jihe of Sichuan History Society made Keynote Speeches titled “Interpretation of Doctrine of the Mean and Harmony in Ancient China, Seventy Years of Chinese Qin and Han History Studies, The Stage and Continuity of the Development of Modern Chinese History from the Perspective of Internationalization, and Seventy Years of Sichuan New Historiography” respectively.
Translated by wengjun