Chinese excellent traditional culture practice base of China National Center for Preservation and Conservation of Ancient Books is inaugurated


On 18 November, Chinese excellent traditional culture practice base of China National Center for Preservation and Conservation of Ancient Books was inaugurated & the signing ceremony of strategic cooperation framework agreement between the National Library of China (China National Center for Preservation and Conservation of Ancient Books) and Qufu Bureau of Cultural Relics was held. Han Yongjin, NLC director, secretary of the CPC Committee of the NLC, and director of China National Center for Preservation and Conservation of Ancient Books, Zhang Zhiqing, NLC deputy director and deputy director of China National Center for Preservation and Conservation of Ancient Books, Li Changsheng, a member of the Standing Committee of CPC Jining Committee and secretary-general of CPC Jining Committee, Liu Dongbo, secretary of CPC Qufu Committee, Chu Fumei, vice mayor of Qufu, and so on, attended the ceremony.


In the ceremony, Han Yongjin and Liu Dongbo launched Chinese excellent traditional culture practice base of China National Center for Preservation and Conservation of Ancient Books. Zhang Zhiqing signed strategic cooperation framework agreement with Qufu Bureau of Cultural Relics on behalf of the National Library of China (China National Center for Preservation and Conservation of Ancient Books). According to the agreement, both sides will cooperate with each other on collection publication and archives revelation of Kong Family Mansion, excellent traditional culture inheritance and development, ancient books preservation talents training, and so on, which will be included into the framework of "Chinese Ancient Books Preservation Plan".

 
Han Yongjin addressed a speech on behalf of the National Library of China (China National Center for Preservation and Conservation of Ancient Books). He said both sides should hold in-depth cooperation on Kong Family Mansion culture preservation and conservation, development and research, and strengthen the exploration and systematic research on traditional Confucian culture, which will play important roles for promoting the innovative conversion and development of Chinese excellent traditional culture, and building socialist core value system and spiritual homeland of Chinese nation.

In his speech, Liu Dongbo said it was of great significances to include Kong Family Mansion documents into "Chinese Ancient Books Preservation Plan", which will enhance Kong Family Mansion documents preservation level, strengthen the academic research and utilization of Kong Family Mansion documents, promote the construction of Qufu excellent traditional culture inheritance and development demonstration zone, further carry forward Chinese excellent traditional culture. Qufu will take this as an opportunity to continuously improve Kong Family Mansion documents preservation and utilization level, strive to make more achievements, acquire more experiences and foster more talents, make Qufu become the model of culture heritage preservation in China, and make the hometown of Confucius become a glamorous eastern holy city.

As the important representatives of Kong Family Mansion documents, archives, ancient books and stone inscription rubbings are important parts of Qufu cultural relics. Up to present, it has had about 250,000 item of archives (more than 9,000 volumes), more than 40,000 ancient books (more than 6,000 volumes), more than 4,400 ancient books blocks, more than 4,000 items of stone inscription rubbings (more than 1,900 series). In 2009, it was honored with Shangdong Key Ancient Books Preservation and Conservation Institutions and National Key Ancient Books Preservation and Conservation Institutions successively. In May of this year, Kong Family Mansion archives were selected into "Memory of the World Asian-Pacific Region Register".

In recent years, with the support of China National Center for Preservation and Conservation of Ancient Books and Shandong Provincial Preservation and Conservation of Ancient Books Center, Qufu Bureau of Cultural Relics held ancient books collation, survey and cataloguing, preliminarily understood the general situation of its archives, ancient books and stone inscription rubbings, and actively held national and provincial ancient books declaration. Up to present, there have been 13 ancient books selected into National Rare Ancient Books Directory and 47 ancient books selected into Shangdong Provincial Rare Ancient Books Directory. In addition, Qufu put great efforts on archives collation and full-text digitalization, paid attention to professional talents introduction and training, and improved documents preservation and conservation conditions, which set good foundation for inheritance and utilization of Kong Family Mansion documents.




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