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China National Publication Culture Archives Officially Opened, Playing a Great Role in Inheriting Chinese Culture

The photo shows the headquarters of the National Museum of Publication and Culture of China, which is located at the foot of Yanshan on the north side of Beijing’s central axis.Photo: Xinhua News Agency

The National Archives of Publications and Culture of China, which consists of its headquarters in Beijing and branch offices in three major Chinese cities, officially opened on Saturday. Considered the “seed bank” of Chinese culture, this new facility will play a major role in the inheritance and preservation of Chinese civilization.

Wang Huning, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and a member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony held in Beijing on Saturday, and the National Archives of Publishing and Culture of China. said: It will be a place to introduce Chinese civilization, Chinese spirit and Chinese image.

The Institute’s three branches are located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, East China; Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, Northwest China; and Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, South China.

Located at the base of Yanshan on the north side of Beijing’s central axis, the Institute’s headquarters in Beijing reserves more than 16 million copies of historical tests and tens of thousands of exhibits across 10 major categories. the Beijing Daily reported on Saturday.

The historical development of China and the evolution of Chinese civilization are the main themes of the exhibits in the Beijing headquarters, and you can see cultural relics such as stamps, ancient currency, and the Terracotta Warriors.

In addition to exhibits of Chinese cultural relics, visitors can browse nearly 2,000 copies of classic Marxist texts that illustrate the glorious process of the Sinicization of Marxism, as well as historical context reflecting on the great resurgence of the Chinese nation. You can also have fun.

Chinese analysts contacted by the Global Times believe the project will have a significant impact on the inheritance of Chinese culture and the preservation of the vast amount of Chinese texts created since writing began in China.

In addition to preserving and inheriting culture, the archives will strengthen the Chinese people’s cultural trust, present a powerful cultural image, and promote dialogue between world civilizations, analysts said.

Wu Xiaotian, leader of the planning and implementation department of the institute headquarters, said that the central base in Beijing will lead the coordination of the national publishing resource plan, and the three branches will gather and cover different regional publishing resources at the regional level. says Mr. According to the paper.

Unlike the Beijing headquarters, which preserves some of China’s most prominent cultural heritage, the Xi’an branch has a particular focus on the culture of northwestern China, known for the cosmopolitan Tang dynasty (618-907), and the Guangzhou branch. focuses on China’s Lingnan culture. It encompasses iconic heritage such as Cantonese Opera. Hangzhou is responsible for preserving the Jiangnan culture that encompasses eastern China.

All three branches have multiple sections that serve as libraries, archives and museums as well as exhibition halls.

The Xi’an branch houses an estimated 2.09 million copies of historical texts and 160 terabytes of digital resources. The Guangzhou branch covers an area of ​​246,900 square meters, and the Wenqin Museum can store approximately 2.65 million texts. A total of 1 million important texts, including the Communist Manifesto in various languages, were donated to the 13-unit Hangzhou complex by local bureaus, government agencies and private collectors. .

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