Written by: Shang Yankai
Translated by: Zhao Yuhang
Edited by: William Mosteller
HIT News (Shang Yankai / Text Ru Guo Lan Rui / Picture) " Chinese outstanding traditional culture is the spiritual lifeblood of the Chinese nation, the important source of socialist core values, and also the solid foundation for Chinese culture to gain a foothold in the surge of world culture.” “Culture is the soul of a country and a nation. Without a high degree of cultural self-confidence and cultural prosperity, there will be no great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation." Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping has discussed the importance of how to promote the creative transformation and innovative development of Chinese outstanding traditional culture.
In order to promote Xi Jinping's thoughts on the new era of Chinese socialism, to lead young students to firmly and self-confidently inherit and advance excellent Chinese traditional culture, to brighten the way of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation with the light of excellent Chinese traditional culture, and to play to HIT’s current motto of “Welcoming the centennial, creating the first-class university”, the whole school organized the “Chinese Outstanding Traditional Culture Month” with the theme of "Learning Chinese Culture, Enriching Your Youth". At noon on October 8, the opening ceremony of the event was held in front of the library and on the campus walking street. Xiong SiHao, executive deputy secretary of the school party committee, and Peng Yuankui, assistant to the president, watched the wonderful performance together with the teachers and students.
At the opening ceremony, artists from the Heilongjiang Acrobatic Troupe, the Jinfeng Lion Dance Performance Group, and students from several traditional art and culture clubs in our school delivered wonderful performances in areas such as Sichuan Opera, traditional magic, dragon and lion dance, Chinese zither, Beijing Opera, and martial arts. The Provincial Intangible Cultural Heritage Association, some of the student clubs, and the College Youth League Branch also set up more than 30 activity areas integrating fun, competition, and popular science. There were traditional cultural competitions such as guessing lantern riddles, Feihualing (an ancient game that scholars used to play, which involved reciting a line of poetry that includes a certain character), and Unlocking the Huarong Road (a traditional puzzle involving sliding wooden blocks); traditional sports such as Cuju, Touhu, and chess; and traditional arts such as clay sculpture, paper-cutting, and straw basket weaving, attracting teachers and students to watch and participate.
The “Chinese Outstanding Traditional Cultural Month” was hosted by the Youth League Committee and organized by the Youth League Committee of the Aerospace Academy and the Telecommunication Committee. The activity was divided into three chapters: “inheriting the classics, keeping the roots of culture”, “showing the youthful charm, introducing the wind of innovation”, and “promoting the national spirit, casting the national soul”. In the coming month, the colleges and student clubs will successively carry out a series of colorful activities such as the “Chinese Outstanding Traditional Cultural Knowledge Competition”, “Traditional Cultural Experience”, “Folk Music Concerts, Traditional Cultural Exchanges”, and “Traditional Culture Trip”. In this way, students can experience the unique charm of the excellent Chinese traditional culture in a close-up and comprehensive way.