Academic journal article Asian Social Science

Ideological and Moral Construction in Building of New Socialist Countryside

Academic journal article Asian Social Science

Ideological and Moral Construction in Building of New Socialist Countryside

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Abstract

Ideological and moral construction is an internal need and important guarantee to develop socialism advanced culture and build a new socialist countryside. Hundreds of millions of farmers are not only the beneficiary of achievement of new socialist countryside building, but also are the subject power of building the new socialist countryside. Their ideological and moral condition has a direct effect on the effect of functions played by the subject power.

Keywords: building of new socialist countryside, ideological and moral construction, task, strategy

It is pointed out in the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China to strengthen cultural construction, obviously enhance the whole national civilization quality and realize the struggle objective of building a well-offsociety in an all-around way. Building of the new socialist countryside is an important component to realize the well-offsociety in an all-around way. Thus, strengthening rural ideological and moral construction and enhancing the civilization quality of the vast majority of farmers is the top subject matter in building the new socialist countryside and is also the basic requirement to realize the well-offsociety in an all-around way.

1. Important Role of Ideological and Moral Construction in Building the New Socialist Countryside

1.1 Ideological and Moral Construction Offers Intellectual Impetus for Building the New Socialist Countryside

The hundreds of millions of farmers in China are not only the beneficiary of the achievement of building the new socialist countryside, but are also the subject power of building of the new socialist countryside. Their ideological and moral condition has a direct effect on the effect of functions played by the subject power. It is believed by the historical materialism that, social consciousness reacts up on social existence. This kind of reaction property has its double polarity. That is to say, positive and progressive social consciousness has a propelling effect on social existence and negative and backward social consciousness has an obstructive effect on social existence. Ideological and moral construction is not social consciousness in its general sense, but has the property of ideology. The ideological and moral quality of the social members of a country directly constrains consolidation and development of the economic foundation of the country. Thus, it can be seen that, it is of great significance to intensify the ideological and moral construction of social members. The word "new" in the proposition of building of the new socialist countryside has a profound and abundant connotation. It does not only refer to abundant material products and growth of economic indices, but also, as it goes without saying, implies the development of political life and improvement of cultural life. Such "new" countryside building complies with the core of human orientation in the scientific outlook on development.

1.2 Ideological and Moral Construction Embodies the Value Appeal of Building the New Socialist Countryside

All-around development of human being is the ultimate goal and the highest value of all social development. The scientific outlook on development by the CPC corresponds with this ultimate goal and highest value and places "human orientation" as the core of the national development. Generally speaking, the purpose of social development is to satisfy demands of the social members, which can really reflect the value and significance of development. The reason why the society is developed in an "all-around" way and in a "scientific" way is that the demand of human being is multi-dimensional and continuously transitional. Hence, the significance of ideological and moral construction is diversified in that it can not only directly serve to satisfy the need of social members in their ideological and moral development, but can also act on the objective world and the society per se through the practical activities of the practical subject of social members. …

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