Century-long CPC history: ECNUers say it's a mirror to future



At a meeting on March 17, East China Normal Univeristy (ECNU) organized the study of the history of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and a team was established to promote the CPC history.  

Ji Chenyu, a student majoring in Ideological and Political Education, is a member of this team. In the future, she, together with other students, will study and disseminate the CPC history in major revolutionary venues in Shanghai. 

“I will try to combine the dissemination of the CPC history with the background of the visitors, so that they can use history as a mirror in judging current issues, establish an ideal that echoes the theme of the times, and integrate their life pursuits with national development and rejuvenation,”said Ji.

Another member, Deng Yongbin majoring in Applied Mathematics, said that we should draw lessons from the CPC history and apply what we learn to our work.

Located in Shanghai, the CPC birthplace, ECNU has collaborated with the broader society in its educational efforts. 

It works in cooperation with major revolutionary and memorial sites in Shanghai, such as the Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Shanghai Revolution Museum, National Anthem Gallery to explore the city’s revolutionary education resources and build a platform for CPC history education.

The Site of the First National Congress of the CPC

In addition, based on its advantages in literature, philosophy and social science, ECNU has also organized a team of 14 CPC history experts who have offered a series of lectures on CPC history. In a span of only three years, the university has offered 41 CPC history related courses and made 20 videos on CPC history education in cooperation with 9 elementary and secondary schools. 

In 2019, an elective course “Story of China” was launched for international students to better understand China. This year, the university has also started a series of micro lectures on CPC history.

What’s it like to take ‘Story of China’ course at ECNU?

2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the CPC. To honor this, ECNU has launched a series of celebration activities, including 70 poverty-relief programs.

ECNU launches 70 poverty-relief programs

The programs encourage all ECNUers to draw strong spiritual strength from the course of the centennial of the founding of the Party and then embark on a new journey of building a modern socialist China with spirited enthusiasm.

Author: Xu Xincheng

Copy editor: Philip Nash

Editor: Yuan Yiwei


East China Normal University