The Story of Meng Jiangnv
Translator：Zhang E, Proofreader: Chen Xiaofeng
The story of Meng Jiangnv, the no-material project of folk literature, was announced in the “List of the First Batch of National Intangible Cultural Heritage Extension Projects” by the State Council on June 7, 2008, the “List of the First Batch of Provincial Intangible Cultural Heritage” by the People's Government of Hebei Province in June 6, 2006, and the “List of the First Batch of Municipal Intangible Cultural Heritage” by the People's Government of Qinhuangdao on January 21, 2009.
The story of Meng Jiangnv is one of the four ancient folklore stories in ancient China, which is deeply rooted in the hearts of Chinese people and is widely spread throughout the country. The spirit of no fear to power and loyalty to love conveyed by the story has played a positive role in promoting the development of modern society and maintaining the stability of a harmonious society. Meng Jiangnv's yearning for freedom and love, loyalty to her husband, and the spirit of rebellion against the tyrant are of great significance for promoting national progress, enhancing the sense of identity of national culture, strengthening unity, promoting national cultural exchange, stabilizing family structure and ensuring social stability.
In 2006, Shanhaiguan was awarded the title of "The Hometown of Chinese Meng Jiangnv Culture" by China Federation of Literary and Art Circles (CFLAC) and Chinese Folk Literature and Art Society. At the same time, the "Meng Jiangnv Culture Research Center of China" was set up, providing more favorable conditions for the inheritance and development of the story of Meng Jiangnv.