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Seminar explores ethnic literature's vital role

By Wang Ru | | Updated: 2024-05-16 15:52
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A seminar on the role of ethnic literature in forging a strong sense of community for Chinese nation is held by the Institute of Ethnic Literature, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, in Beijing on Wednesday. [Photo provided to]

The Institute of Ethnic Literature, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, hosted a seminar in Beijing focusing on the pivotal role of ethnic literature in fostering a cohesive national identity for the Chinese people.

Distinguished experts spanning various disciplines congregated at the seminar, offering insights from diverse vantage points such as ethnic culture, interethnic interactions, religious dynamics, cinematic representations, the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, and literary narratives. They collectively underscored the significance of ethnic culture as a reservoir of unity, crucial for fortifying the interconnectedness of the Chinese populace.

Emphasizing the potential of ethnic literature to facilitate understanding and communication, the experts highlighted its capacity to bolster social equilibrium and stability. They advocated for the innovative adaptation and creative revitalization of ethnic literary traditions in contemporary society to align with the evolving cultural landscape of the new era, thereby reinforcing cultural self-assurance.

Ding Guoqi, the Party secretary of the institute, said that the seminar served as a platform for experts to share their diverse perspectives on fortifying a unified national identity for the Chinese nation. Reflecting on the profound historical tapestry of Chinese culture, Ding remarked on the nation's evolution into a diverse yet harmonious collective of multiple ethnicities.

Ding emphasized the collective duty to embrace new cultural imperatives and champion a shared vision for the future. He urged concerted efforts across all domains to advance these cultural missions, affirming that such endeavors are instrumental in nurturing a robust sense of community for the Chinese nation.


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