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A Letter to President of Board of International Committee of Historical Sciences(ICHS)

发布日期:2015-8-26    作者:姜大明(Jiang Daming)    来源:《中国历史评论》第十辑    阅读次数:440

Dear Mr. Executive President of Board of ICHS,

As Governor of People’s Government of Shandong Province, I am so delight to know that Association of Chinese Historian(ACH) planed to bid for the 22nd International Congress of Historical Sciences (ICHS) in 2015 and our city Jinan will be the host combined with Shandong University.

Started from 1900, the International Congress of Historical Sciences has been a feast for historians all over the world. The participants of Congress has reached an average amount of about 2000 in recent 20 years, which makes it one of the most important and outstanding international cultural events. The Congress has never been held in China or other Asian countries in the past, which seems a pity for China, Asia and even the Congress, now it’s our turn. We are full of expectation to host the 22nd Congress in Jinan in the year 2015.

Shandong Province is the most abundant, important and typical region of historical culture in China. It plays a unique and irreplaceable role in the process of Chinese civilization development. For examples, Shun(舜), one of Chinese legendary rulers, is believed to live in the range of Shandong 4500 years ago. Confucius, and his contemporaries like Mencius, Sunzi, Mozi, and Zhuangzi, the top-class thinkers of human beings, were born and lived in the range of Shandong 2500 years ago. Their thoughts have influenced the lifestyles and behaviors of Chinese people for thousands of years. Jixia Academy(稷下学宫) , the first university in world history, and the famous Longshan(龙山)culture and Dawenkou(大汶口)culture etc., are all in Shandong province. All above topics have been long-term research subjects for Chinese historians, nowadays they have become common concern and were studied repeatedly for historians home and abroad.

Beside cultural relics, Shandong also has beautiful natural landscapes. Mountain Tai, one of five most important mountains in China, is called “the Most Revered of the Five Sacred Mountains” (五岳独尊)which is a world culture heritage. The Yellow River, one of two largest rivers in China, flows into the sea in Shandong and formed the youngest, most robust and lively Yellow River Delta in the world. Shandong has the longest and most beautiful coastline in China and is one of the most suitable cities for human habitation affirmed by UNESCO. Jinan, the provincial capital, was written as “Luo () ” which consists of Chinese characters“”(water) and “”(happiness)  in oracle bone inscriptions of Shang(商) Dynasty. Jinan got its present name from the Emperor 2000 years ago due to its location on the south side of River Ji(济). Jinan is also called the “City of Springs”because of numerous spring water here and there, among which the most famous ones were recorded in Stele of 72 Famous Springs 900 years ago.

Walking across a road, 500 meters northward from the provincial government office where I am writing this letter now, you will see the Daming Lake(大明湖), the biggest urban freshwater lake in north China formed by several springs converged here. The clear water, swing of shore-side willows and the charming lotuses have been repeatedly recorded and admired for over 1500 years.

One kilometer southward from my office, you can see the Baotu Spring(趵突泉), which ranks the top in 72 Famous Springs in Jinan. The miraculous image of “water gushing like wheels (水涌若轮) ”contributes to the image of mysterious oriental culture. For instance, the Yin Yang and Five Elements (阴阳五行)theory, according to historical research, was affected by the spirits of “water gushing like wheel”and“never stopping flow (永未止息) ”.

Two kilometers southward from Baotu Spring, you will see a mountain green all year round. Though only 285 meters tall, it was named Thousand Buddha Mountain for its numerous Buddha statues on cliffs and in the tunnels under the mountain. 20 kilometers southward from here, you will see the tomb of Bian Que(扁鹊), founder of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Bian Que showed his medical skills around Jinan 2500 years ago and created the Chinese Medical Diagnose Skills judged by pulses and appearances. In an old stone-carved portrait, Bian Que was shaped as a magpie with a cuspidal beak, which actually is a metaphor suggesting the origin of acupuncture.

20 kilometers westward of my office is Ping Yin County, the Rose Land. The cultivation of roses there is more than 600 years. In gorgeous ocean of flowers, a cathedral with a history of 100 years, is also the biggest Catholic Church today in the north of China. Every week, believers domestic and abroad go to and fro in constant streams.

Five kilometers east away my office is Shandong University, which currently energetically preparing for the 22nd ICHS 2015. As the best university in Shandong and the one with the most profound traditional culture in China, Shandong University has a history of 110 years and is well known for its subjects of literature and history. Numerous famous historians such as Gu Jiegang (顾颉刚),Ji Xianlin (季羡林), Yang Xiangkui (杨向奎), Tong Shuye(童书业), Wang Zhongluo (王仲荦),Xu Siyuan (许思源), Lu Yao (路遥), all have learned , worked or is working there. In the last 60 years, a quite few of significant academic topics and other discussions and arguments that crossings whole academia historical fields, including the per iodization of the Chinese feudal society, the peasant war in Chinese history, the seeds of capitalism during the agricultural society of ancient China, Dream of Red Mansions and the social conditions in late traditional Chinese society, The Boxer Uprising in 1900 and Eight Allied Armies, were all launched from Shandong University.

Undoubtedly, Shandong province, Jinan city and Shandong University should be the first choice for hosting the ICHS 2015, where the historical accumulations, the natural scenery and the academic atmosphere have an inborn connection with the purpose of ICHS. Actually, no matter in traditional or modern society, Shandong Province has always been one of the most important core areas in China meanwhileit is also one of the areas with the highest speed of economic development. By inviting historians to discuss historical issues in Shandong Province through ICHS, everyone has good opportunities to touch and feel Chinese history and modern society, to experience and explore Chinese history and culture profoundly, as well as to better understand the relationship between Chinese culture and world civilization. What is more important is, such a conference will bring us great happiness and benefits through communication, this is just like what Confucius said, “It is so delight to have friends visiting from far away”and “We can always find something deserve to learn from the people who companies”.

Currently, People’s Government of Shandong Province has had an extensive and in-depth discussion with ACH and Shandong University about bidding for the 22nd ICHS, and we are consistent with each other on related issues. Chinese 11th National Games was just hosted in Jinan in October, which achieved great success in our country, which proved Jinan’s infrastructures and foundation for hosting international conventions are completely qualified. On behalf of People’s Government of Shandong Province, we are warmly looking forward to the 22nd Congress in Jinan, 2015. We would like to provide strongest support for hosting the Congress. Meanwhile, we sincerely invite Mr. President, board of International Committee of Historical Sciences, to visit Shandong. Friendly Shandong sincerely welcomes all the friends from the world.

 

 

Jiang Daming (姜大明)

Governor of People’s Government of Shandong Province

November 19, 2009

 

 

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