Guizhou is rich in material, with abundant mineral resources, various plant, and natural landscapes typified by the magnificent karst landscapes. Guizhou is also a region of multi-ethnic with a long history and a splendid cultural heritage of ethnic minorities, which is a treasure basin of culture of ethnic minorities in China. With the rapid development of economy in the country, the concept of ecological civilization has lodged itself in the public mind, people pay more attention to the development of the historical culture of ethnic minorities with Guizhou characteristics, the achievements of Confucianism of ethnic minorities, and the construction of a harmonious society based on ecological civilization.
The development of history and culture, socio-economic shows the achievements of construction on ecological civilization. As an academic group for the research of literature and history, the research and collation of ancient documents and the compilation of local histories in Guizhou, Guizhou Research Institute of Historical Document has played an important role in the construction of Guizhou’s material and spiritual civilization. On July 7, 2018, the Guiyang International Forum on Ecological Civilization was held, and ZHU Songhua was invited to participate as a representative of the Guizhou Research Institute of Historical Document. This forum showed the achievements of construction on ecological civilization , including original culture of ethnic in Guizhou, reflecting the recognition of Guizhou’s excellent work on historical and cultural preservation, and also a spiritual commendation to the Guizhou Research Institute of Historical Document represented by ZHU Songhua.
There are many cultural expeditions held by Guizhou Research Institute of Historical Document. In July 2021, ZHU Songhua visited Fuquan, Dafang, Zhijin and Gaopo Yunding in Guizhou, and made cultural visits to the 400-year-old “Tofu Bridge” in Fuquan, the ancient city of Fuquan, Fuquan Ancient city cultural tourism attraction, Hmong Village and the ancient city of Zhijin, carefully examined the status of protection of ancient cultural relics and minority villages, communicated with local minority, and learned about the inheritance of local minority customs. Her visit reflects that the Guizhou Research Institute of Historical Document pays great attention to the protection of minority cultures in Guizhou. It is the sign that the leaders in Guizhou Research Institute of Historical Document have a high degree of self-awareness to take part in the construction of material and spiritual civilization in Guizhou, which set a good example on leading all the people to actively participate in the development of tourism economy and the protection of history and culture in Guizhou.
In June 2022, ZHU Songhua went to Huangping County, Guizhou Province, together with relevant scholars, to investigate the culture of ethnic minorities in the Huangping area. She carefully viewed the ancient buildings and minority villages in the old city area, carefully watched the history of local minority and culture exhibition, paying attention to local tools of labor production and ethnic costume characteristics, and then visited the Yuwang Palace, “three bridges”, Yuetan Temple, Feiyun Cliff and other historical sites. We noticed the characteristics of the local ancient architecture and the colorful style of some architectural components. During this visit, ZHU Songhua, also came to the Old State Memorial Exhibition of Airport Flying Tigers in World War II, and carefully visited the surviving historical relics and watched video about the American Flying Tigers that assisted to China during the war of resistance in China. Memorial Exhibition about Airport Flying Tigers of World War II in Old State is a symbol of friendship between China and the United States. ZHU Songhua’s visit is a positive initiative of the Guizhou regional history community to promote friendly exchanges between the two countries and develop the friendship between the two sides from the perspective of history and culture, and is a cultural confidence of Guizhou.
ZHU Songhua understands the important role of history playing on socio-economic issues. History reflects the real scenes of human life in ancient societies by identifying the remains of ancient societies and using historical documents to examine them. History provides insight into the development of ancient societies in terms of ideology, economy, science and technology, and tools of labor production. Identifying and selecting historical heritage with a developmental perspective and making good use of precious historical heritage is not only a continuation of the change of ancient culture in modern society, but also an important force to make a harmonious society based on ecological civilization.
The rich academic achievements of the Guizhou Research Institute of Historical Document, represented by ZHU Songhua, have provided a solid cultural foundation for the realization of construction on Guizhou’s ecological civilization. The contributions of ZHU Songhua and other historical scholars are important cultural resources for the interpretation of the development of theory about the construction on ecological civilization in Guizhou, and a guarantee for the sustainable development of cultures of regional minority, the preservation of urban construction features, and the harmonious humanistic progress of society. (Reporter: Joe Lin)