Students prepare for the gaokao in the study room of a middle school in Hengyang, Hunan province, on May 28. (File photo: China Daily)
Traditional Chinese culture is highlighted in the new textbooks on Chinese, history and ideology and politics for senior high school students in the coming semester.
"The new Chinese textbooks boast a selection of 67 classic works of ancient poetry and prose that account for 49.3 percent of all articles," said Wen Rumei, editor-in-chief of the new Chinese textbooks, at a press conference held by the Ministry of Education on Tuesday.
Besides content on politics, the economy, society and the rule of law, the ideology and politics textbooks also attach importance to traditional Chinese culture.
"The textbooks offer a systematic exposition on traditional Chinese culture, ranging from its origin, features and contemporary values to representative personages and important ideologies," said Zhang Yibin, editor-in-chief of the ideology and politics textbooks.
The history textbooks will help students grasp the laws of history, pursue core socialist values and learn fine traditional Chinese culture, said Zhang Haipeng, editor-in-chief of the history textbooks.
The new textbooks will be used by students in the first grade of senior high schools from the autumn semester and will cover students of all grades in the future.