Symposium held for CPPCC book project's first volumes on Revolution of 1911

Updated: 2022-04-09

Li Bin, vice-chairwoman and secretary-general of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), attended a symposium on the release of the Revolution of 1911 volumes on April 7 in Beijing, the first of a series of books based on the CPPCC's archives of historical information.

The General Office of the CPPCC National Committee launched the publishing project last year to collect personal accounts by CPPCC members who have been witnesses to the CPPCC's history in the sense of having experienced, seen or heard an event of historic importance. This project helps strengthen the preservation and use of the CPPCC's historical records and also carry on the traditions of the CPPCC in the new era.

The first book focuses on the Revolution of 1911, or Xinhai Revolution, as 2021 marked its 110th anniversary. The book has 10 volumes with more than 3.5 million Chinese characters, including publication of some manuscripts collected from the CPPCC National Committee for the first time.

The book presents historical facts of the revolution from multiple perspectives, reflects the background and course, and explores historical contributions and limitations in realizing the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

Li said the CPPCC's endeavors to keep historical records were directly advocated and supported by the late Premier Zhou Enlai and are representative of united front work. This new book helps bring to life the values of the Revolution of 1911, draw on past experiences and forge head, she added.

She also called for persistent efforts to continue the publishing project and give full play to the role of the CPPCC's historical records in preserving history, advising on State affairs, promoting unity and supporting the education of the masses.

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