Important Thinking of Comrade Xi Jinping on the Study of History and The Practical Guidance We Can Get From it Today

Here is a my summary translation of an excerpt from an article on “Important Thinking of Comrade Xi Jinping on the Study of History and The Practical Guidance We Can Get From it Today”.  The full text of the article is at the URL below.

[If Xi teaches important thinking does that promote him above the concept level of Hu to the zhongyao sixiang level of Jiang Zemin? ]

As Comrade Xi points out, if we don’t respect the guiding role of Marxism in the teaching of history, China could go down the wrong path again as it did in the 1980s. In the mid 80s there were even people who, taking advantage of the urgent desire of Chinese to modernize rejected all of China’s history and culture and proclaimed that China must move from the old Chinese “yellow culture” towards the “blue culture” of the West. … After the turn of the century, some scholars reversed earlier verdicts of history, reflecting the influence of “farewell to the revolution” thought. A few years ago, some scholars criticized some of the first generation of China’s revolutionary leaders and sowed some very bad influences among the masses and the young people. [you tell ‘em, Comrade Xi!]

1. 忽视马克思主义的指导地位,历史虚无主义思潮泛滥,严重影响了历史教育的成效。一些史学工作者在历史研究和教学工作中,由于忽视马克思主义的指导地位,放松了思想政治教育工作,在反思过去历史研究的教训和缺陷的过程中,走上了历史虚无主义的道路。上世纪80年代中期,适应中国人走向现代化的急切心理,有些人对于中国历史文化采取了全盘否定的态度,宣扬所谓的中华“黄色文明”必将走向西方的“蓝色文明”。新世纪初,有的电视剧、历史书籍对原来史学界否定的李鸿章、袁世凯等大肆颂扬,对孙中山为代表的革命者极力贬低,突出地反映了所谓“告别革命”思想的影响。前几年,个别历史学者对毛泽东和党的第一代领导集体大肆污蔑,对中国共产党人在中国革命和建设中的错误随意夸大和渲染,这些都在广大民众和青少年中造成了极其恶劣的影响。


About 高大伟 David Cowhig

Worked 25 years as a US State Department Foreign Service Officer including ten years at US Embassy Beijing and US Consulate General Chengdu and four years as a China Analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Before State I translated Japanese and Chinese scientific and technical books and articles into English freelance for six years. Before that I taught English at Tunghai University in Taiwan for three years. And before that I worked two summers on Norwegian farms, milking cows and feeding chickens.
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