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The Opening Ceremony of the International Proseminar on “Research on Mao Zedong Thought in the Moder



In commemoration of Chairman Mao Zedongs 115th birthday and the 30th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up policy, and in commemoration of the anniversary day when Chairman Mao inscribed the name of Xiangtan University himself and instructed the authorities to make a success of it as well as the 50th anniversary of the establishment of our university, the opening ceremony of the international proseminar on Research on Mao Zedong Thought in the Modern View was held in our university on September 7th. Li Jie, Deputy Director of the Party Literature Research Center of the CPC Central Committee, and Jiang Jianguo, Director of Propaganda Department of Hunan Provincial CPC Committee and Member of Standing CPC, attended the opening ceremony. More than 110 experts and scholars from China, US, France, U.K., Japan, Australia and Vietnam, etc. attended the proseminar.


At the opening ceremony, Jiang Jianguo pointed out that in order to promote Sinicization of Marxism, it was one of our important and lofty historical missions to systematically study the profound Mao Zedong Thought in its entirety. Under the new historical condition, we should continuously deepen our research on Mao Zedong Thought by pursuing unification in emancipation of the mind, and have a better understanding of the laws and principles of constructing Socialism with Chinese characteristics by studying Mao Zedong Thought. In this way we can broaden our path of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and ensure that the truth of Marxism of contemporary China shines even more brightly.


This three-day proseminar received 60 papers. Li Jie and other scholars delivered special reports such as The Development Path of Modern China and Mao Zedong Thought and the Theoretical System of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, etc. Taking Research on Mao Zedong Thought in the Modern View as the topic, the experts and scholars present, in forms of thematic reports, group discussion and so on, focused their discussions on Mao’s historical status and the value of his thought in Contemporary Times, and had an in-depth discussion and exchanged ideas over the scientific connotation and theoretical significance of Mao Zedong Thought.