abstract:The development of China has provided the whole world with a brand-new concept.
Guest speaker:Jiang Yihua (Senior distinguished professor of Fudan University, Member of Social Science Committee of Ministry of Education)
The 19th National Congress proposed that we have entered a new era. The real meaning of the new era, we can think from a broader perspective of the development of human civilization.
When we build a well-off society in an all-round way, it actually means that China has stepped out of the era of agricultural civilization that lasted for thousands of years, entered the era of industrial civilization, and is advancing towards the era of new information civilization. Not only for China, the 19th National Congress has such an epoch-making significance, but also for the whole world, especially for the vast number of countries in the world that are still in the era of agricultural civilization or have just entered the era of industrial civilization.
At least, these countries can refer to how a country can truly proceed from its own national conditions and realize the development and leap to modern civilization: find its own path and find a system that adapts to its own national conditions, especially to give full play to its own cultural potential and use such cultural resources to develop itself. I think in this respect, China’s own experience and China’s development path may have some enlightening effects on the civilized development of many countries.
The fundamental reason why China can achieve such a great leap-forward development in such a short time is that we have our own theory, our own road, our own system and our own culture. What is the greatest feature of China’s theory? We applied Marxism (including its world outlook and the most basic way) in China, and formed the real theory of China, that is, Marxism in China. When we talk about the modernization and popularization of Marxism in China, in fact, the most important point is to constantly carry out reforms and change our present situation under the guidance of Marxist theory. We are not dreaming of changing the status quo, but proceeding from reality and existing conditions, step by step.
China’s system has a deep cultural foundation and a civilized foundation. In the process of development, China has not lost its own culture, but used the outstanding parts of the world’s various material and spiritual cultures and combined them with our own culture, thus giving full play to the potential of our own culture. Chinese civilization has lasted for thousands of years, so let it play out with such a huge potential.