The Academic Forum on "The Exploration of Lenin and Socialism Theory", jointly organized by Shaanxi Society for Dialectics of Nature and the Marxist School of Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology and co-sponsored by the National Cultural Security and Ideology Construction Research Center of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences was held through the Internet on April 21st. More than 230 experts、scholars and students of relative majors from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Shaanxi Society for Philosophy of Naturey, Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and other educational and research institutes participated in the online conference. The online conference was chaired by Zhang Hongcheng, deputy dean of the Marxist School of Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology.
In the keynote speech stage of the conference, a total of four scholars made speeches.
Zhu Jidong, deputy director and secretary-general of the National Cultural Security and Ideology Construction Research Center of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, pointed out that it is necessary to be alert to some of the problems facing by Leninism research. Yan Shuqun, a professor from the School of Marxism of Shaanxi Normal University, proposed that Leninism had an impact on the Chinese Revolution and Mao Zedong Thought, as well as on the theory of socialism with Chinese characteristics, including the impact of new economic policies on reform and opening up.
Liu Yong, the executive director of the Institute of Liening Thought in China and a professor of the School of Marxism of Tongji University, believes that starting from the specific reality of Soviet Russia in his later years, Liening analyzed the problems of Soviet Russian bureaucracy, democratic process, political system and other issues and pointed out the political thinking of reforming state organs, simplifying personnel, perfecting laws and regulations and some other measures to oppose bureaucracy and emphasize the power of people.
Zhou Taishan, a professor from the School of Marxism of Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, said that Lenin has always consciously used dialectical materialism to find problems, raise problems, analyze problems, and solve problems. His method of exploring the socialist road can give us many inspirations, such as insisting on dialectical unity of practice and knowledge. It inspires us that socialism is pioneering in practice and exploration and we must adhere to the view that practice is the first.
During the special speech stage of the conference, Xu Menyou, a professor from the Marxist School of Northwestern University, Mei Dingguo, a professor from the Marxist school of Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, Lv Qing, a professor from the Marxist School of Xi'an University of Technology, Di Junlian, an associate professor from the Marxist School of Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, Li Juanjuan, deputy dean of the School of Marxism of Xi'an University of Science and Technology, delivered speeches respectively.
Li Xian'e, Dean of the School of Marxism of Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, said that Lenin was the founder of the world's first socialist country and the first to systematically propose socialist construction tasks and create socialist construction theory based on the general principles of Marxism. She elaborated the significance of studying "the exploration of socialist theory and practice" from six aspects: first, the vitality of Marxist theory has been demonstrated once again under the background of the New Coronavirus Epidemic. The study of Lenin and his thoughts has specific time and world significance; second, the main content, main clues, and main features of Lenin ’s thought are the main content of the theoretical research of Marxism as well as the important content of the construction of Marxist theoretical disciplines; third, to study Lenin ’s dialectics thought is an important task of Shaanxi Society for Dialectics of Nature; fourth, it is the issue of socialism ’s fate and diversity issue is decisive; fifth, the important significance of Lenin's thought to socialist practice; Sixth, it provides reference for the practice of socialism with Chinese characteristics.