Look back, learn history with the general secretary into Pingyao, feel the deep enlightenment of the ancient city of thousands of years

2022-07-20 0 By

Pingyao Ancient City is one of the best preserved ancient cities in China.It is a living model of the ancient city of Ming and Qing Dynasties and an exhibition site of ancient buildings. It is an important birthplace of Jin merchant culture and spirit, and is famous for its traditional cultural industry with national characteristics.UNESCO said pingyao “presents a complete picture of extraordinary cultural, economic, social and religious development”.On the morning of January 27, General Secretary Xi Jinping inspected pingyao ancient City, and once again stressed the “awe of history, awe of culture, awe of ecology”.Leisurely ancient city, leaving a deep inspiration.A wall separated the ancient from the modern.Overlooking the depths of history, overlooking the modern prosperity.Pingyao, located in the Jinzhong plain, was built in the Period of King Xuan of the Western Zhou Dynasty, more than 2,800 years ago.In the third year of Hongwu in Ming Dynasty, the original rammed earth walls were rebuilt and expanded, and gradually improved into a brick city.Mottled blue brick, witnessed the once clanging, prosperous merchants.The ancient city wall of Pingyao stretches over 6,000 meters, forming a closed city with an area of 2.25 square kilometers.With the city tower as the center, it is symmetrically arranged by four avenues, eight small streets and 72 centipede lanes.The residential houses, temples and old-style shops in the street depict the historical features of the Ming and Qing dynasties.In 1997, pingyao ancient City was listed as a World Cultural Heritage site.Overlooking the ancient city of Pingyao.(Photo/VCG) This ancient town, the best preserved in China, was once in crisis.In the early 1980s, construction and development across the country led to the demolition of many ancient buildings and the excavation of pingyao’s ancient city wall.Chinese experts in ancient architecture were alerted to the situation and drew up a master plan for Pingyao, correcting and preventing a constructive destruction that came to be known as “leaving the city under the sword”.In the south of China, the three lanes and seven alleys of Fuzhou are also facing the danger of demolition and destruction under the background of urban construction.When Xi Jinping, then party secretary of Fuzhou, heard the news, he immediately stopped the demolition and later promoted the renovation and protection of the three lanes and seven alleys.In March 2021, General Secretary Xi Jinping visited Sanfang and Qixiang again. He stressed, “To protect traditional blocks, ancient buildings and cultural relics is to preserve the history and context of a city.We should cherish and Revere ancient buildings, old houses and old neighborhoods.”On January 24, 2022, when snow fell in Pingyao, the outline of the ancient city was outlined in silver ink.(Photo by CCTV reporter Fan Kai) Since the 18th CPC National Congress, General Secretary Xi Jinping has paid close attention to and promoted the protection of historical and cultural heritage with the attitude of “being responsible for history and the people”.Barkhor Street in Tibet, Chaozhou Ancient City in Guangdong, Ancient city Wall in Xi ‘an, Gusheng Village in Dali, Yunnan, and the ancient capital of Beijing…In the face of historical and cultural heritage, the General Secretary repeatedly stressed the importance of protecting it. In his mind, “History and culture are the soul of a city, and we should protect the historical and cultural heritage of a city as we cherish our own lives.”Inheritance: “Let cultural relics come alive” “Into the city of Pingyao, silver ingot tripped.”During the Ming and Qing dynasties, the rise of Jin merchants transformed Pingyao from a military city into a shopping mall for caravans and gold and silver.The frequent turnover brought the current bank escort difficulties, so China’s first bank bank – Rishengchang bank was founded in Pingyao during the Daoguang reign of qing Dynasty.A draft for thousands of silver.From goods to the world, dare to innovate, good at innovation, is one of the core spirit of Jin merchants.Risheng Chang can operate for more than one hundred years, in addition to rigorous system and anti-counterfeiting technology, the most important thing is adhering to the integrity, benevolence and justice of business, which is another core of the Spirit of Jin merchants.In its heyday, Rishengchang branch spread all over the major cities of China, with business as far as Europe, America, Southeast Asia and other places. It also once assumed part of the functions of the finance and central bank of the Qing Government, controlling the economic lifeline of the Qing Dynasty.▽ The old site of The Rishengchang in Pingyao has been renovated as the Museum of Chinese banknotes.(Photo by CCTV reporter Wang Xiaodong) Today, Rishengchang welcomes visitors from all over the world in the form of ticket number museum.Here is not only pingyao ancient city tourist flow one of the biggest scenic spots, but also the Jin merchant culture, jin merchant spirit learning base.Historical and cultural heritage not only vividly tells the story of the past, but also has a profound impact on the present and the future.General Secretary Xi Jinping has been thinking deeply about how to give full play to the role of cultural relics while protecting them. He has repeatedly stressed that cultural relics collected in museums, heritage displayed on the vast land and characters written in ancient books should all come alive.Relics are silent, but contain thousands of words.Only by letting cultural relics speak and tell people the wisdom of history can history be used to mirror the present and inspire future generations.▽ Ilseung-Chang-ji restored the environment of the cabinet room when the bank was open for business.(Photo by DUAN Dewen, CCTV reporter) Development: “The city is vivid because of people” Pingyao ancient City is static, but also dynamic;Is the history of precipitation, but also “fireworks” now.As a protected area, scenic area and community in one, more than 10,000 residents still live in the city of nearly 4,000 houses from the Ming and Qing Dynasties.The streets are simple and lined with shops.Paper-cutting, lacquerware, traditional cloth shoes;Pingyao beef, Pingyao bowl, fried buns…The ancient city residents carry and continue the craftsmanship and living memory of their ancestors, making Pingyao ancient City not a cold cultural specimen, but a living town with temperature.Donghu Vinegar Workshop in pingyao Ancient City.(Photo by LI Hui, CCTV reporter) The ancient City of Pingyao also relies on its heavy history to gradually build a modern cultural brand and further enhance its international influence.”See Pingyao Again” Cultural Industrial Park has been selected as one of the first national night culture and tourism consumption agglomeration areas. Pingyao International Photography Exhibition, Pingyao International Film Exhibition, Pingyao International Sculpture Festival and Pingyao China Year Activities have been held continuously, attracting the attention of the world.The soul of the ancient city into a series of activities, meet again and again.The ancient city is not only the scenery in the eyes of foreigners, but also the nostalgia in the heart of the hometown.Protection and development, tradition and modernity are the major issues in the process of urbanization in China.At the central Conference on Urbanization in 2013, General Secretary Xi Jinping called for “integrating cities into nature, enabling residents to see mountains and water and remember their nostalgia”.Cities are alive because of people.The General Secretary has repeatedly stressed the need to put people first and promote people-centered urbanization.At the seventh Meeting of the Financial and Economic Commission of the CPC Central Committee in April 2020, the General Secretary reiterated the need to promote people-centered urbanization to make cities healthier, safer and more livable and Spaces for people to live a high-quality life.An ancient city, is a cultural heritage, but also the home of life;Is the spiritual inheritance, but also the life memory of generations of people.Only when we Revere and protect it, know and read it, get close to it and integrate into it, can we make the culture have a long history and make the ancient city glow with new vigor and vitality every morning.Supervised production by Shen Yong, Zhao Xuexue, Gong Xuehui, presenter by Hou Yan, Audio production by Li Chun, editor by Liu Yifei, Vision by Yu Zhenyi, Chen Kuo, Zhang Jing