On July 10th, 2019, "The Founding ceremony of Sichuan History Institute under Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences and the Symposium on the Development of Sichuan History" was held in Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences. The establishment of this institute marks the establishment and operation of the first local history research institute in China.
Liu Longzhang, Vice Minister of Publicity Department of Sichuan Provincial Committee of the CPC, Jiang Yi, Vice President of Sichuan Social Sciences Federation, Chen Yuwu, Vice Director of Management Department of Chinese history research institute under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Xiangbaoyun, President of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences and other leaders attended the ceremony. More than 100 experts and scholars from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Henan Academy of Social Sciences, Sichuan University, Southwest University, Southwest Jiaotong University, Sichuan History Society, Chengdu Museum, and other universities and scientific institutions participated in the conference.
Liu Longzhang congratulated the Sichuan History Institute, and he pointed out that the formal establishment of the Sichuan History Institute is a concrete practice to implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important instructions, with an important measure to inherit and carry forward the excellent traditional Chinese culture, and a new starting point to promote the development of Sichuan's historical research.
Jiang Yi pointed out that the establishment of Sichuan Institute of History is a concrete measure to implement the guiding spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's series of historical studies in Sichuan Province. She hoped that the Sichuan History Institute will inherit and carry forward the predecessors academic spirit to unite its colleagues in the field of history and strive to improve research level and innovative ability.
Xiang Baoyun said that the historical research of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences started in 1958 and the History Institute was officially established in 1980. Through the unremitting efforts of several generations of scholars, it has become an important place for historiography research in Sichuan Province. A group of well-known experts, including Jia Daquan, Tan Jihe, Chen Shisong, Ren Xinjian, Wang Gang, Wen Xianmei and Duan Yu, have emerged. They have studied Bashu culture, Sichuan local history, Kangzang studies, immigration and Hakka culture, and the history of Sichuan Anti-Japanese War, etc. Excellent achievements have been made in this field. He hoped the Sichuan History Institute to clarify the three relationships in academic research: history and reality, truth-seeking and application of history, local history and the whole history of the country, to base itself on Sichuan, to look at the whole country, to produce more achievements, and to contribute new strength to the development of Sichuan's historiography.
In the "Symposium on the Development of Sichuan History", the experts and scholars discussed the future discipline construction, research direction, talents construction and innovative development of Sichuan History Institute.