On June 14th, 2019, the inaugural meeting of the Mythology Research Institute of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences and the debut for the Collection and Interpretation for Shanhai Jing are held in the Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences. At the same time, an academic symposium on Shanhai Jing and mythology research and a symposium on "Review and Prospect for Mythology Research in the New Century" were held. Li Xiaojun, Vice Minister of Publicity Department of Sichuan Provincial Committee of the CPC, Jiang Yi, Vice President of Sichuan Social Sciences Federation, Qiu Yunhua, Vice President of China Folk Literature and Art Association, Ye Shuxian, Vice President of China Folk Literature and Art Association, and Xiangbaoyun, President of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, experts and scholars including Wan Jianzhong, Cheng Jianjun, Chen Jiangfeng, Peng Bangben, Gai Jianmin, Wan Guangzhi, Xie Taofang, Xu Xiping, Wang Chuan and Duan Yu, attended the meeting. more than 100 experts and scholars from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China Association of Folk Literature and Art Artists, Beijing Normal University, Sichuan University, Central China Normal University, Henan Normal University, Henan Association of Folk Literature and Art Artists, Chongqing University, Southwest University for Nationalities, and some institutes and publishing institutions attended the meeting.
Li Xiaojun congratulated the establishment of the Myth Research Institute of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences. In his speech, he said that since the Eighteenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Central Committee of the CPC, with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, has attached great importance to the inheritance, development and research for the excellent traditional Chinese culture. He proposed that we should promote the inheritance and development of the excellent traditional Chinese culture more consciously and actively, carry out a series of innovative and effective work, and enhance the cohesion and influence of the excellent traditional Chinese culture. The Ability and creativity should further enhance cultural consciousness and self-confidence, dig deeply into the connotation of the value of Chinese excellent traditional culture, further stimulate vitality of Chinese excellent traditional culture, and focus on building a system of inheritance and development of Chinese excellent traditional culture. He put forward some hopes and requirements for the Mythology Research Institute of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences to make more achievements and promote the deep development for mythology research.
Jiang Yi said that the establishment of the Myth Research Institute of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, the first professional myth research institution in Sichuan Province, was in response to the strategic deployment of the Sichuan Provincial Committee on strengthening cultural and social science, and deserved praise and support.
Professor Xiang Baoyun said that as the source and bearing form for national culture and spirit, the myth plays an irreplaceable important role in the whole national culture. According to the idea of "one institution, two platforms and four directions", the Mythology Research Institute will make full use of the two platforms of "Mythology Research Library" and "Mythology Research Collection" to make efforts for sorting out and researching ancient Chinese mythology documents, Bashu mythology research, Sichuan minority mythology research, Taoism and mythology research, and attach great importance to the construction of traditional Chinese culture by the Central Committee of the CPC. The strategic deployment has been put into effect, making due contributions to the vigorous promotion for the construction of traditional culture, the development for basic research and the implementation of the innovation project for cultural heritage in Sichuan historical celebrities.
At the same time, the debut for the “Collection and Interpretation of Shanhai Jing" and the Academic Symposium on Shanhai Jing and myth research are held, which was chaired by Professor Yao Leye, Vice President of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences
The forum on "Review and Prospect of Mythology Research in the New Century" was held. Experts and scholars such as Qiu Yunhua, Ye Shuxian, Wan Jianzhong, Cheng Jianjun and Chen Jiangfeng made academic reports entitled "Academic Tradition of Russian Mythology Research Institute", "Can Mythology rewrite History", "Modern Interpretation and Expression of Mythology", "Review of Mythology Investigation in Central Plains", "Mythology and Life" respectively.
According to the introduction, since the 1980s, the mythology research discipline, with Mr. Yuan Ke as the academic leader, has been one of the dominant disciplines of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences.which has produced a large number of important academic works with great influence been recognized and respected by the academic circles at home and abroad.
Translated by wengjun