Xi calls on his­to­ri­ans to im­prove re­search

China Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By XU WEI xuwei@chi­nadaily.com.cn

Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping has called on the coun­try’s his­to­ri­ans to im­prove their re­search and in­no­va­tion to bet­ter sum­ma­rize his­tor­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence, re­veal pat­terns and grasp the trend of his­tory.

The re­marks of Xi, also gen­eral sec­re­tary of the Com­mu­nist Party of China Cen­tral Com­mit­tee and chair­man of the Cen­tral Mil­i­tary Com­mis­sion, came as he con­grat­u­lated the open­ing of the academy of Chi­nese his­tory stud­ies of the Chi­nese Academy of So­cial Sciences in a let­ter on Thurs­day.

Xi called on his­to­ri­ans to in­te­grate their strengths in Chi­nese and world his­tory as well as ar­chae­ol­ogy, push for­ward the in­te­grated devel­op­ment of re­lated his­tor­i­cal sub­jects and ac­cel­er­ate the devel­op­ment of dis­ci­pline, aca­demic and dis­course sys­tems with Chi­nese char­ac­ter­is­tics.

His­tory is a mir­ror, he said, and draw­ing its lessons not only ben­e­fits con­tem­po­rary en­deav­ors but also en­riches the mind. It is a fine tra­di­tion of China, with a civ­i­liza­tion of over 5,000 years, to em­pha­size his­tor­i­cal re­search and its use as a ref­er­ence, he added.

It is even more nec­es­sary to con­duct sys­tem­atic re­search into Chi­nese his­tory and cul­ture and learn more deeply about his­tor­i­cal devel­op­ment pat­terns to ad­here to and de­velop so­cial­ism with Chi­nese char­ac­ter­is­tics in the new era, he said.

He added that his­tor­i­cal re­search is the foun­da­tion of all so­cial sciences, and Chi­nese his­to­ri­ans, un­der the lead­er­ship of the CPC, have made con­tri­bu­tions to the course of the Party and the coun­try.

Xi ex­pressed hope that the new academy would launch a se­ries of elite works with thought­ful in­sights, cul­ti­vate his­to­ri­ans with ex­per­tise in Chi­nese and West­ern stud­ies and con­trib­ute to fur­ther­ing Chi­nese his­tor­i­cal stud­ies as well as in­ter­na­tional ex­changes in the area.

Huang Kun­ming, a mem­ber of the Po­lit­i­cal Bureau of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee and also head of the Pub­lic­ity Depart­ment of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, at­tended the cer­e­mony for the academy in Bei­jing on Thurs­day.

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