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The Academic Forum of “Textbook and Cultural Heritage” Held in HNUST


The academic forum of “Textbook and Cultural Heritage” and the 2022 innovative sub-forum for the postgraduates in Hunan Province was held in lecture hall 308 of Teaching Building (8) in HNUST on November 5th.


Shi Shiliang, the Vice-President of HNUST, pointed out that the textbooks were an important carrier to the fundamental mission of fostering virtue through education and nurturing a new generation of young people who are well-rounded  and well-prepared to join the socialist cause.


The forum was divided into three parts.

The first part was presided over by professor Li Binghuang, the secretary of the Party Committee of School of Education of HUNST. Professor Shi Ou, a member of Expert Committee of National Teaching Materials Commission, Professor Dai Qin, a member of Ethnic Education Expert Committee of the Ministry of Education, Professor Xu Yong, the chairman of Traditional Culture Education Branch of Chinese Education Association and Professor Zhao Changlin, a famous teacher in Shandong Province all made keynote lectures respectively.

Professor Shi indicated that the textbooks shouldered the important responsibility of spreading truths and revealing falsehoods and the mission of leading the kindness and lashing the ugliness.

Professor Dai proposed that history must be taken seriously and the lessons to the educational reform be truly understood when the educational reform scheme was put forward.

Professor Xu emphasized that the traditional children enlightenment books had a vital effect on enhancing national cultural identity in the course of inheriting Chinese culture.

Professor Zhao Changlin mentioned that the textbook business should strengthen the function of the international understanding education and show China’s achievement in educational science and technology and tell Chinese people’s stories well.

The second part was carried by Professor Zhou Xianfeng, also the director of HNUST’s Teaching Evaluation and Development Center. Relevant experts were invited to deliver their theme reports.

Professor Liu Yuwen pointed out that the "four major" stories, namelynational development, family development, folk customs and local development stories should be covered in the textbooks for normal university students to serve the integration of local culture.

Deputy editor in chief Duan Faming said, Chinese textbooks should be transformed into a "new publicity" for the purpose of public opinion guidance and lead people with core values, mainstream opinions and rational views.

Professor Fang Chengzhi emphasized the powerful role that textbooks played in conveying national consciousness and forming collective identity.

Professor Li Xue elaborated on the identity building of the textbook successor of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era. He said that the construction should develop its self-awareness, emphasize on its presentation methods, and reflect its complex characteristics.

The last part was chaired by Dr. Liu Jingchao from the School of Education of HNUST. Ma Yan and other seven excellent paper winners from Shanghai Normal University made their reports. These reports were reviewed by Professor Zhu Hua from the School of Education of HNUST.

In the end, Tan Qianbao, Dean of the School of Education of HNUST, praised the significance of above topics, the strong lineup, wonderful reports, and excellent comments of the meeting. He also expressed his heartfelt thanks to all the attendees.

(Translated by LI Jiaojiao, HAO Xiaoyong)