On December 14th, 2019, the academic seminar on " The Third-Front Movement and 70-year development path exploration of New China" sponsored by Panzhihua University and School of history and culture of Sichuan University, co-sponsored by Panzhihua China Third-Front Movement Museum and Panzhihua Cultural Relics Bureau, was held in Panzhihua city, Sichuan Province.
The purpose for the symposium is "to further promote Third-Front Movement and the research for the history of the People’s Republic of China, and to promote the dialogue among research groups in different disciplines and at different periods of time". More than 80 experts and scholars from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Fudan University, East China Normal University, Shanghai University, Nanjing University, Southwest University, Huazhong University of science and technology, National Defense University, Southwest University of Finance and economics, and other institutes and relevant departments of Panzhihua city attended the symposium.
In the keynote speech of the seminar, Professor Chen Donglin, researcher from the contemporary China Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, comprehensively and thoroughly interpreted the Third-Front Movement spirit, pointed out that in the new era, we should continue to carry forward the "hard work and selfless dedication" of the Third-Front Movement spirit, actively carry out the patriotic activities for promoting and educating the heroic deeds, and continue to carry forward the spirit "unity and cooperation, bold innovation", under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era,carries out new great construction and struggle.
Lu Jianchang, Professor of Shanghai University, summarizes the social value of the industrial heritage for Third-Front Movement: the vertical and horizontal characteristics of the industrial heritage, the feelings of the industrial heritage, the nostalgia of the industrial heritage and the material carrier for the spirit.
Yao Li, researcher of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, has comprehensively reviewed the history of model workers' commendation in New China, and explained the spirit of model workers from the aspects of historical materials, methods and functions.
More than 30 papers were received. From a multi perspective, multi regional, multi-discipline, the experts and scholars from different universities focused on the grass-roots political power and rural society in the early days of new China, the layout, production and adjustment, the t ideological and political work, the construction and local societies, the inheritance and promotion, the cultural connotation and development, and utilization of the Third-Front Movement.
Translated by wengjun