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!]