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Experts & Scholars: It’s right time to host the First Chinese Poets Festival
Updated: 2018-06-27 13:33:20

During the periodof First Chinese Poets Festival, poetry organizations from all over the countrygathered at this ancient city to study the culture of poetry, and seek for theinspiration of creation to promote the prosperous development of Chinese poetry.Experts and scholars all agreed that it was of great significance to host theFirst Chinese Poets Festival.

The lunar May 5th is thetraditional Chinese Dragon Boat Day. Besides eating traditional Chineserice-puddings, Chinese people will also memorize Qu Yuan, the great patrioticpoet of ancient China and also the founder of poetry, at each Dragon Boat Day. To hold the First Chinese Poets Festival at right Dragon BoatDay was also an expression of memorizing him. Moreover, to hold this ChinesePoets Festival at Jingzhou is much of greater significance.

For morethan two thousand years, the culture of Jingzhou’s poetry haspassed down from generation to generation. Jingzhou, in a new era, sticks tothe guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristicsfor a New Era to actively establish three cultural cities. This time, Jingzhouwas awarded with the board of City of Chinese Poetry” while ShashiDistrict, Jiangling County, Gong’an County, and Shishou City were awarded withboards of “Hometown of Chinese Poetry”, which was the highly affirm to theestablishment work of Jingzhou’s culture.

Jingzhou,with profound foundation of historical culture, is the ancient capital of Chu Stateas well as the famous city of the Three Kingdoms. All expressed that, Jingzhouwas very famous in the history and they had a deeper feeling about the charm ofthis ancient city when visiting Jingzhou this time.

At present,Jingzhou has been conducted the establishment of three cultural cities. Peopleall suggested that, it should vigorously advocate traditional culture, explorethe essence of traditional culture, and create more scenic spots with cultural connotationby combing with the development of tourism industry so as to promote thein-depth integration of culture and tourism and build Jingzhou as a famouscultural city and tourism destination.

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