A few days ago, the symposium on the “Sorting and Research of Overseas-collected Information about Northeast Army of Volunteers in the Anti-Japanese War and Northeast Anti-Japanese Union” as hosted by the School of Foreign Languages of Southeast University was convened at Jiulonghu Campus of Southeast University. Experts, scholars and principals of cooperating units including Ren Lijian, Deputy Secretary of Southeast University Party Committee and Secretary of the Disciplinary Committee of Southeast University, Zhang Xianwen, senior professor of the History Department of Nanjing University, Yin Tao, Deputy Editor of Zhonghua Book Company and Deputy Director of Changbai Mountain Administrative Committee, Yang Tianshi, member of the Faculty of Honor at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Tang Zhongnan, Honorary President of China Japanese History Association, etc., over 40 persons in total attended the symposium. Meanwhile, relevant comrades in-charge from the School of Foreign Languages also attended the symposium. The symposium was presided over by Chen Meihua, Dean of the School of Foreign Languages of Southeast University.
Ren Lijian delivered the welcome speech at the opening ceremony to express his sincere welcome to all guests and introduced the status quo of the School of Foreign Languages of Southeast University. Ren Lijian expected to take this symposium as an opportunity to conduct active and extensive academic exchanges with all guests, experts and young scholars, learn new knowledge, develop new ideas, seek new development and establish a bridge for further communication and cooperation, which, on the one hand, would jointly promote the completion of the compilation of the “Integrated History about Northeast Army of Volunteers in the Anti-Japanese War and Northeast Anti-Japanese Union”; on the other hand, would lay a foundation for the establishment of the “Research Center of Overseas-collected Chinese History” and the development of related researches in the future.
Chen Meihua introduced the background and research content of the establishment of the “Research Center of Overseas-collected Chinese History” of Southeast University to the experts and scholars present in the symposium. Experts including Zhang Xianwen, etc., in their speeches, fully affirmed the significance and research value of the establishment of such research center, and expected the successful completion of the compilation project.
At the opening ceremony, Ren Lijian and Zhang Xianwen jointly unveiled the “Research Center of Overseas-collected Chinese History” of Southeast University.
It is reported that the project of “Sorting and Research of Overseas-collected Information about Northeast Army of Volunteers in the Anti-Japanese War and Northeast Anti-Japanese Union” is deemed as a large-scale compilation project by sorting and studying new historical information on the basis of previous historical information. It is expected that this project could further restore the historical truth by virtue of Southeast University’s research strength of foreign language history, and demonstrate the outstanding contributions made by Chinese people to the victory of the world anti-Fascist war and the maintenance of world peace with historical facts and evidences. In the future, this Research Center of Southeast University will fully utilize its advantages of language disciplines to broaden the disciplinary platform and carry out more studies on overseas-collected historical information.