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History in China: A tool at the service of the Party narrative

19 August 2022


The text of the “Resolution from the General Of f ice of the Centra l of the Chinese Communist Par ty Central Committee of the Communist Party issued in Committee on the Major Achievements and April 2013, outlines the “seven political perils” Historical Experience of the Party Over the that the Party must face in order to remain in Past Century” of November 16, 2021 reflects power. [...] In the and the encouragement of personal enrichment 20th century, the rise to glory of the Communist with the slogan “to get rich is glorious”(致富光 Par ty is presented as the conclusion of a 荣) led to a collapse of the last “moral” values on process that includes the Northern Expedition which the Communist Party was trying to rely, (under the leadership of the Kuomintang), the including the emergen. [...] “war against Japan’s aggression”, and the “war of liberation” (civil war) until the victor y of Again the need to strengthen the legitimacy the CCP and the proclamation of the People’s of the Communist Party by drawing on history Republic of China on October 1, 1949. [...] As in 1994, in this the contrary, any victimization was rejected, program aimed at realizing the “Chinese dream the responsibility for the sufferings of the past of a great renaissance,” the place of history is was attributed to feudalism and the impotence central to both mobilizing youth and justifying of the Kuomintang, the Communist Party only the power of the Communist Party. [...] For the Communist Party in search of a new source of legitimacy, the manipulation of history In an address made on the occasion of the became the hard core of controlling the national establishment of the Institute of History at the narrative beginning in the early 1990s.10 Since Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Xi Jinping 2012, when he became General Secretary of the again emphasized the role.