Study on the Development of Xi Jinping's Cultural Self-confidence
General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed at the 19th CPC National Congress that "we must strengthen our cultural self-confidence and promote the prosperity and flourishing of socialist culture". To grasp the profound meaning of this cultural mission, we need to take into account the evolution of General Secretary Xi Jinping's thought on cultural self-confidence since the 18th CPC National Congress. The theoretical premises for understanding the said cultural mission of the Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era are Comrade Xi Jinping's theoretical analysis of the content, essence, status, function and role of cultural self-confidence, and his elaboration on cultivating and promoting cultural self-confidence, and establishing the independence of national spirits and creating a new glory for Chinese culture. Since the 18 th National Congress, cultural self-confidence has been prominent, and the cultural achievements of a more influential soft power and Chinese culture have laid a solid foundation for strengthening cultural self-confidence. We should understand this cultural mission of the 19 th National Congress in light of the transitional new era.