Members of the research society on the history of the New Fourth Army in Shanghai and volunteers at an exhibition on The Communist Manifesto at Fudan University shared insights on learning about the history of the Communist Party of China at a conference held in Shanghai on Tuesday.
Liu Sumin, chairman of the research society, said Shanghai creates a positive environment for young people to learn from history and uphold their ideals as the city has a rich concentration of historical Party resources.
Established in 1980, the research society on the history of the New Fourth Army - a force led by the Communist Party of China during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-45) - is focused on the research, publicity and education of the history of the Party and the People's Liberation Army.
"History education will guide generations to better understand the Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism With Chinese Characteristics for a New Era," said Zhou Ye, director of the office from the Party school of the Party committee of Fudan University.
The education on Party history will also motivate people to possess firm ideals, improve their comprehension of politics, and make contributions to the country and people, he added.
"The volunteers for the exhibition will customize interpretation services for people with different backgrounds this year and do research on a broader range of history related to the establishment of the Party," said Zhou, who is also the mentor of the volunteer team.
The current team of volunteers was established in May 2018, when the exhibition first opened to the public at the house where Chen Wangdao, who was the president of Fudan University from 1952 to 1977, used to live. He was also the late Chinese scholar and educator who completed China's first translation of The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
Cheng Qiaoyuan, a volunteer at the exhibition, said she will expand her knowledge of the Party's history and hone her interpretation skills for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China which will fall in July.