Party secretary Lin Wenxun on behalf of Yunnan University attended the first National History High-level Forum, which was held in Beijing on Dec 23-24, according to officials.
The forum was sponsored by the Chinese Academy of History, with the aim of accelerating the development of Chinese historiography in the new era and promoting the development of history discipline studies.
It attracted the participation of around 100 experts and scholars from 40 domestic universities and research institutes.
They gathered to discuss such topics on constructing a disciplinary system, an academic system and a discourse system for history with Chinese characteristics.
Party secretary Lin Wenxun gave a keynote speech at the forum entitled "China’s Development Road: A Proposition of the Times in the Study of Chinese History".
In it, Lin pointed out that the exploration of China's development road was a basic issue in the study of Chinese history since the 20th century.
Lin also said that history research in the new era must fully reflect Chinese characteristics, tell Chinese stories and convey Chinese values.
Luo Qun, deputy dean of the School of History and Archives at Yunnan University, and Fang Tieyi, professor from the Institute for Minorities Studies in the Southwest Border Region, attended a sub-forum of the event and gave academic reports on studies on the history of the southwest border region and the construction of Chinese civilization there.
The first National History High-level Forum kicks off at the Academy of History in Beijing on Dec 23. [Photo/ynu.edu.cn]
Attendees of the first National History High-level Forum pose for a group photo in front of the Chinese Academy of History in Beijing on Dec 23. [Photo/ynu.edu.cn]