It is the 15th anniversary of the Shanghai Book Fair (SBF) this year. The SBF continues to enhance its influence and popularity, attracting more and more book-lovers to gather in Shanghai in August. As a branch venue of the SBF, the Qingxi Forum of Qingpu District Library has also offered a splendid culture feast to readers of the whole district.
It is to inherit the spirit of great men and experience the revolutionary culture.
As a great proletarian revolutionist and politician, Chen Yun is an outstanding Marxist, an important pioneer and founder of socialist economic construction of China, and a time-tested excellent leader of the CPC and our country. He has an inseparable relationship with the district in his life. In his youth, he threw himself into the revolution and confronted the bloodbath of white terror. Excellently leading the peasant riots in the district, he showed the great courage and talent. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, he paid more attention to the construction of his hometown and the life of townsmen, and went back to the district for four times to talk with the people in his hometown. He was always worried about the construction of his hometown and placed earnest expectations and instructions on Qingpu’s people.
Fang Fang, Deputy Director of the Chen Yun Memorial Museum, started her lecture entitled “Chen Yun and Qingpu” at the special performance for youths of the Forum on August 15. She led the children together to relive the deep affection between Chen and his hometown, enabling them to understand the personality charm of the great men. In the lecture, the moving deeds of Chen and the picturesque language of lecturers make the revolutionary culture more vivid and more approachable, which arouses the children’s passion and uprightness, and rooted the revolution-based culture into the urban children.
It is to carry forward the traditional culture and practice the core values.
More often than the article, the poetry is often more true to reveal the sentiments. It is an important purpose of reading poetry to understand life, taste sentiment and get improved by feeling the poets’ temperaments through poetry. President Huang Yufeng selected the important poets and poems since the Book of Songs to make a lecture on August 18, exploring the mystery of human nature and the enlightenment function of poetry. The most interesting part is that President Huang compared the different personality heights and mental processes reflected in the poems of Li Bai, Du Fu and Su Dongpo, which aroused enthusiastic responses among the audience.
Excellent traditional Chinese culture exists everywhere in the inheritance of the Chinese nation, representing the invisible power. The Forum leads the audience from listening to reading, and guides them from extensive reading to intensive reading. It makes the library an open classroom for citizens, makes more people listen to traditional ways, and promotes the people’s senses of culture participation, gain and identification. As an important position to carry forward the mainstream value and spread advanced culture, the Forum has created a positive atmosphere of making progress and pushing people forward.
It is to focus on Jiangnan culture to promote cultural inheritance and innovation.
Jiangnan culture is famous for its delicacy and elegance. The change in the map of Jiangnan culture in the new era means that the Shanghai-style culture has become a new form of Jiangnan culture. Lou Shifang, Vice Dean of the School of Cultural Creative Industries Management of the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, began with the poems about Jiangnan and presented a brand-new Jiangnan to the audience on August 19. The audience learned that for the culture given to Jiangnan from the Tang and Song dynasties, it has changed from a geographical term to a synonym that contains beauty, literary style and prosperity, and is constantly yearned for by the world. The Forum combed the elements of the Jiangnan culture to retain the nostalgia for the urban people. As the homeland complex, nostalgia is a carrier and a record of inheriting the urban context, and it should have unique symbol of style and mark of activity. The lecture interprets a humanistic Jiangnan for the urban people.
As a cultural brand of the whole district and an important platform to promote the reading of the people, the Forum attracts more and more book-lovers gather here with its expanding influence and popularity. Due to the revolutionary complex of “not forgetting the original ideals and aspirations” of the revolutionary culture or the poetic and picturesque meaning of the Jiangnan culture, the Forum will continue to build cultural self-confidence with value guidance, spread more “red energy”, and carry forward the excellent traditional Chinese culture. All this aims to make an important platform to practice cultural consciousness and cultural self-confidence, lead the people to read books, and promote the construction of the book-fragrant society.