General Secretary Xi Jinping attended the symposium on literature and art work today. After listening to the speeches of 7 people in the literature and art circles, including Tie Ning, Shang Changrong, Yan Su, Xu Jiang, Zhao Ruheng, Ye Xin, and Li Xuejian, he delivered a long speech. In his speech of about 2 hours, Xi Da not only expressed his views and comments on the current state of art and literature, but also deeply recalled his literary and artistic life in his youth and educated youth, and talked about the influence of art on his growth.

Why did Xi Da attend the art symposium? What information did his speech reveal?

Let me talk about the unusualness of this symposium. In China's political ecology, there are certain specifications in which meetings the top leaders attend and how long they give speeches. Usually, party and state leaders will attend the National Congress of the Chinese Federation of Literary and Art Circles and the Chinese Writers Association and make important speeches. Some important theatrical performances also often see them. However, this literary work symposium is neither the National Congress of the Federation of Literary and Art Associations and Writers Association, nor is it an annual literary work meeting. Xi Da’s attendance and long speech can be regarded as high-standard and super-standard, and it is very important to the literary and artistic circles. rare.

Why does Xi Dada attach so much importance to the literary and artistic circles and work? He revealed the reason in his speech. In his mind, literature and art are not a matter of turmoil, but an important force to realize the Chinese dream. "Historically, the reason why the Chinese nation has status and influence is not because of its military rebellion, nor its external expansion, but the powerful appeal of Chinese culture." Zhu Jun felt the weight of this sentence.

If a nation wants to endure hardships and cast glory, the supporting force of culture is indispensable. Since modern times, China has suffered an unprecedented national crisis, but no matter how hard and difficult it is, the Chinese have survived. Xi Da believes that it is the Chinese culture created by generations of Chinese sons and daughters that has provided spiritual support for our nation. Now we are getting closer and closer to the realization of the Chinese Dream, but there are more difficulties and obstacles. To achieve the goal of national rejuvenation, we must continue to play the supporting role of culture.

Another important role of literature and art has been discussed by the ancients: "articles are used to convey Taoism" and "articles are used to convey Taoism." The moral ethos is disappointing and is closely related to the failure to establish common values, and the contribution of literary and art workers is inseparable from the cultivation of core socialist values.

Literary and art workers are "soul engineers", and good literary and art works can inspire ideas and warm the soul. Through literary and artistic works, people can understand what is positively praised and what is negatively criticized. There are many celebrities in the literary and art circles and their influence is great. Their works, words and deeds can play a huge role in inspiring society. Doing a good job in the field of literature and art and making it a new force in promoting the core values ​​of socialism has become a topic of great concern to the party and the government.

Xi Da's attendance at the symposium on literature and art work should also include this factor.

However, the importance of literature and art in Xi Da's mind is inseparable from his personal love for literature and art. Xi Da is called a "senior literary youth" and is quite familiar with the current state of art and cultural development at home and abroad. Books, film and television, dance, opera, music, painting, etc. are all involved in speeches; he has comments on some well-known domestic and foreign artists.

People all over the country know that Xi Da loved to study. "Reading has become a way of life for me" is Xi Da's master. In February and March of this year, Xi Da published his reading "book list" to the media twice in Sochi, Russia and Paris, France. The writers involved included Krylov, Pushkin, Gogol, and Lermontov. , Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Nekrasov, Chernyshevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Sholokhov, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Rousseau , Diderot, Saint-Simon, Fourier, Sartre, Montaigne, La Fontaine, Molière, Stendhal, Balzac, Hugo, Dumas, George Sand, Flaubert, Dumas, Maupassant , Roman Roland, etc., the total number exceeds 2.

At this symposium, Mr. Xi really touched on the topic of reading again. He revealed that the novels he read were basically read when he was a teenager. "It is no exaggeration to say that I can find all the literary classics at the time." Once I found many good books from a rural teacher, such as "Red and Black", "War and Peace", etc., which made him overjoyed. Don't let go of the scroll, read enough.

Xi Da said that Russian classics have a deep influence on him. He likes Pushkin's love poems and Lermontov's "Contemporary Heroes"; between Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy, he prefers Tolstoy and "War and Peace". He likes Sholokhov very much, saying that "The Quiet Don" reflects the changes of the great era and human nature is very profound. In addition, Russian music masters and painters, such as Tchaikovsky and Repin, are also his favorites.

Of course, Mr. Xi did not forget the French literary and artists. In his speech, he mentioned Stendhal, Balzac, Maupassant, and Roman Roland again. He said that the most shocked were Hugo's "Les Miserables" and "XNUMX". He also liked the French painters Cezanne and Degas.

However, this time, new content has been added to Xi's book list, and British writers, German writers and American writers are also on the list. He has seen works by Byron, Shelley, Bernard Shaw, Dickens in the United Kingdom, Goethe, Schiller, Heine in Germany, Whitman, Mark Twain, Jack London, Hemingway, etc. ·London's "Sea Wolf" and "Call of the Wild".

Because he liked Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea", during his first visit to Cuba, Xi Da made a special trip to the trestle where Hemingway wrote "The Old Man and the Sea". When I visited Cuba for the second time, I took time to go to the bar that Hemingway often visited in the city and ordered Hemingway's favorite rum with mint leaves and ice cubes. Is it a bit "fresh"?

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People all over the country know that Xi Da loves watching movies. At the symposium, he even talked about the movie "Golden Age" that is currently being released. Of course, it was based on the topic. He didn't mention the specific content of the film, but said that after the May Fourth Movement, under the influence of the new culture, a large number of canrules appeared in China. The masters of Xinghe have left behind literary works.

Xi Da's love for traditional culture and profound knowledge of Chinese learning are also known to the people of the whole country. In his speeches, he often quoted classics and regarded many contents of Confucianism as an indispensable ideological resource for governing the country. But this does not mean that Xi is very conservative. On the contrary, reading through the speech will reveal that this is an open-minded, broad-minded, broad-minded leader with the courage and wisdom to absorb all outstanding cultural achievements. For example, when talking about cultural exchanges and competition between China and foreign countries, Xi Da pointed out that many art forms have arisen abroad, such as rap and street dancing, which the people like to use and give them healthy and upward content.

Xi Da believes that there is no productivity without competition. In the field of film, in the past, there was a view that the import of a few foreign blockbusters felt that it was squeezing our market, and it was very tangled. During the Chinese leader’s visit to the United States, the talks about cooperation focused on importing American blockbusters. Whether the import quota of American films can be expanded has risen to the point of testing Sino-US relations. However, after analysis, the central government believes that there are more advantages and disadvantages, and there will be impacts in a certain range, but in turn will stimulate the development of domestic films. Now it seems that not only did not cause the shrinkage of the state-owned film industry, but instead stimulated development and became more competitive. This shows that it is correct to take a proactive attitude towards opening up.

For Chinese literature and art, Xi Da put great hopes. He hopes that the Chinese literary and art circles can create great works worthy of the times. At present, my country's literary and artistic creation is unprecedentedly prosperous, but there is also the phenomenon of emphasizing quantity over quality, lack of peaks on the plateau, plagiarism and imitation, mechanized production, and fast-food consumption. Some works ridicule the sublime, distort the classics, and subvert history; some works do not distinguish between right and wrong, good and evil; some works are intriguing and charming, low-level fun; some works are fabricated and shoddy; some pursue luxury and excessive Packaging, the form is greater than the content; some are keen on the so-called "art for the sake of art", only care about their own sorrows and joys, divorced from the masses and reality. So impetuous, it is impossible to create a masterpiece.

To implement the spirit of the great speech, the majority of literary and art work must adhere to the people-centered creative orientation, put the people's warmth in the heart, and record the joys, sorrows, sorrows and joys in the pen. It is necessary to walk into the depths of life and thoroughly understand the details of life to become a vivid plot and moving image. In short, by taking root in the people and in life, literary and art workers have an inexhaustible source of creation.

Another point to reveal: Beijing is unlikely to see strangely shaped buildings like "big pants" in the future. Xi greatly said, don't engage in weird buildings.

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