As the joint performance of Jiangsu Province titled “the Publicity Project of the Republic's Backbone —— Master of Science at Renowned Universities”, one of the series activities of “2018 Freshman Culture Season of Southeast University” and the series education-themed activities of Southeast University “Advocating Patriotism and Striving Spirit to Build A New Era”, “Malan Flower Blooms” was performed at Jiao Tingbiao Theater, Jiulonghu Campus, Southeast University from October 28 to 30.
The activity was initiated by China Association for Science and Technology, jointly implemented by the Ministry of Education, the Central Committee of Communist Youth League, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, and actually undertaken by Jiangsu Association for Science and Technology, the Southeast University Committee of Communist Youth League and the School of Transportation of Southeast University. In the premiere in the evening of October 28, Wang Ting, Deputy Director of the Investigation and Publicity Department of China Association for Science and Technology, Sun Chunlei, Secretary of the Party Committee of China Association for Science and Technology, and Zheng Jiamao, Vice Secretary of the Party Committee of Southeast University, etc. attended the event. Relevant principals of relevant authorities of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing Association for Science and Technology, alumni representatives of Tsinghua University in Nanjing, relevant principals of the Youth League Committee and the School of Transportation, representatives of 2018 freshmen and representatives of young teachers, etc., 1300 persons in total attended the premiere.
Zheng Jiamao, Vice Secretary of the Party Committee of Southeast University, first addressed the event to welcome the arrival of the performance team of the Students Art Troupe of Tsinghua University and introduced the school’s construction and development in recent years. Vice Secretary Zheng Jiamao said that this publicity project has been exactly implemented in accordance with General Secretary Xi’s requirements on cultivating socialist builders and successors highlighting all-round development, morally, intellectually, physically, aesthetically and labor education. The school has committed itself to enhancing the scientific spirit and creative thinking, which would effectively promote the youth of our school and staff engaged in science and technology to improve their spiritual cultivation and personality.
Sun Chunlei, Party Secretary and Vice Chairman of Jiangsu Association for Science and Technology, introduced in his speech the performance of “the Publicity Project of the Republic's Backbone——Master of Science at Renowned Universities” in Jiangsu. He expected the spirit of patriotism, innovation, pragmatism, dedication, coordination and education as embodied in such backbones as Deng Jiaxian and Qian Xuesen, etc.. can further inspire and motivate generations and generations involved in science and technology undertaking to relay the spiritual torch and forge into the new Long March.
Wang Ting, Deputy Director of the Investigation and Publicity Department of China Association for Science and Technology, introduced the history and status quoof “the Publicity Project of the Republic's Backbone —— Master of Science at Renowned Universities” as jointly carried out by five ministries and commissions including China Association for Science and Technology, etc.. He expected that all teachers and students, under the guidance of President Xi Jinping’s thought of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, could inherit and develop the spirit of Chinese scientists. With Deng Jiaxian, the “founding figure of atomic and hydrogen bombs”, etc. as the model etc., all of us shall learn their noble sentiments that they have always put the country in priority rather than the family, the science in priority rather than the fame and fortune so as to integrate our patriotism and dedication to the great cause of national reform and development, integrate our passion with the great striving of creating history.
Actors from the Students Art Troupe of Tsinghua University have brought a wonderful performance to the audiences. Theperformance of 12 scenes, based on Deng Jiaxian as the prototype, has fully reproduced the magnificent life chapter of Deng Jiaxian's growth and talents from various perspectives. The episodes of the play were exciting, bright and lively, and the climax was advanced in a step-by-step manner. With the epic style and an atmosphere close to the times, the performance was attractive, affectionate and educational in respect of its artistic charms.
It is reported that the original drama: “Malan Flower Blooms” was planned and composed by the teachers and students of Tsinghua University over a year. They once listened to the opinions of various parties inside and outside the school and revised the drama for many times. Since the drama’s premiere in 2013, more than 500 teachers and students have participated in nearly 100 performances. They insisted on Tsinghua originality. Thanks to their devotion to the intense and painstaking rehearsals, these actors and actresses have approached the world of Deng Jiaxian, comprehended the dreams and struggles of the master, and also felt the master’s power and the youth’s responsibility through performance.
Since the launch of “the Publicity Project of the Republic's Backbone – Master of Science at Renowned Universities” since 2012, teachers and students from 13 universities including Peking University and Tsinghua University participated actively. Nearly tens of thousands of members have arranged 14 dramas with such scientists as Wang Xuan, Deng Jiaxian and Qian Xuesen, etc. as the prototypes. These dramas, originating from the campus, have interpreted the great style of outstanding scientists in China from different perspectives in the way of “the junior alumni acting senior alumni”. They would exert profound inspirational and educational influences.