Culture is the soul of a country and a nation. Chinese excellent traditional culture is the spiritual lifeblood of the Chinese nation, an important source of socialist core values, and a solid foundation on which we stand firmly in world culture. The realization of the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation includes both catch-up at the level of equipment and the improvement of the institutional system, and cannot be separated from the development and prosperity of Chinese culture.
The subject of culture is human, and the carrier of inheritance is also human. The root of China's traditional ideological culture lies in social life, which is a concentrated reflection of people's ideology, customs and lifestyles. General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasized the need to promote the creative transformation and innovative development of the outstanding Chinese traditional culture. To implement "creative transformation and innovative development", the key is to rely on people.
Rely on the cultural person in charge. As the so-called "cultural change affects the world, and prosperity is a matter of time." For culture to develop, it requires a group of responsible cultural people who can sense the changes of the national movement, establish the tide of the times, and make the first move of the times. Thousands of people, for the great motherland. They should be passionate about culture, understand the people ’s needs for culture, and learn nutrition wisdom from outstanding traditional culture, activate classics with creativity, integrate into the times, and create cultural products worthy of the times and people. In the subtle way, the cultural people lead the fashion in the rough advancement, and the bacon casts the soul in the silent sound. Not only forgetting the original, but also absorbing foreign and future-oriented, we can extend the excellent traditional culture from the past to the future.
Rely on skilled artisans. A large number of craftsmen who are active in the folk are the inheritors of culture, allowing the customs, customs, food and clothing, art performances, embroidery and sculpture to be passed down from generation to generation. Whether it is "Wu Ge" in oral literature creation, or Nanjing Yunjin, which is known as "Jin Jin Jin Jin", whether it is Xi'an ancient music known as "ancient symphony", or original ecology, folk songs and folk songs that have been passed down for thousands of years The folk art form beats the pulse of cultural heritage. It cannot be ignored that, with the development of urbanization, marketization, and networking, many old skills are facing the risk of loss due to various reasons, and it is urgent to fully implement the "non-heritage" protection policy.
Rely on thoughtful pioneers. To promote cultural development and prosperity, we must adhere to the principle of putting social benefits first and unifying social and economic benefits. We must be good at continuous development through marketization, integrate culture into all aspects of economic and social development, and make cultural industries a strong support for economic transformation and upgrading and an important part of economic development. Cultural products and services are inseparable. Whether it is the market development of cultural products, the expansion of cultural services, or the injection of cultural flavor into economic development, we all need to be good at using market-based methods to promote cultural development and prosperity.
Rely on local people who stand firm. The outstanding traditional culture is endless, and it has always maintained a strong vitality, thanks in large part to a large number of insightful people who speak for the protection and inheritance of local culture. Some of them are willing to guard the poor, and have passed on generations of craftsmanship and stunts. They have withstood the pressure to run the call for the current destiny of cultural relics, and others have dedicated all of them to the traditional culture. Local people who can hold fast are the living force that promotes the development and prosperity of culture. Knowing to respect their pioneering spirit and being good at stimulating their creative vitality will enable cultural development to find a realistic place in every place and make culture a part of people's lives.
Without the prosperity of Chinese culture, there will be no great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. It is our common responsibility to jointly promote the creative transformation and innovative development of China's outstanding traditional culture, which will inspire the spiritual power of "cultural people" and help the Chinese nation to a great revival.
(The author is a special researcher of the Institute of Cultural Heritage and Innovation of Yangzhou University)
People's Daily (05 October 21, 2019)