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Welcome to our website! I am Yuan Xingpei, President of the CCICH. Thank you for visiting this website, which will help you know more about the CCICH.
The CCICH was established in 1951 under the initiative of Mao Zedong. Led by the State Council, it is a cultural and historical research institute of a united-front and honorary nature. Its purpose is to honor the senior citizens and uphold culture. The president and researchers are all engaged by the Premier of the State Council. It now has 65 researchers, who are famous experts in the field of culture and history or renowned calligraphers and artists. I am the seventh president of the CCICH, with Fu Dingyi, Zhang Shizhao, Yang Dongchun, Ye Shengtao, Xiao Qian and Qi Gong being the predecessors.
In 1952, with the decision by the then Government Administration Council to establish institutes for culture and history in provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities nationwide, a total of 31 such institutes were put in place. With one more established in Hebei Province in 2003, local institutes for culture and history totaled 32 around the country, with nearly 2,000 researchers altogether.
We are working to explore ways to improve the work of the CCICH, and with some exploratory efforts, we have made some achievements. But there is still a long way to go. On the way ahead, we are keen to draw guidance from our friends!