How to define the definition of patriotism has always been an issue in the academic circles. After the implementation of The Implementation Plan of the Opinions on Further Strengthening and Improving Ideological and Political Theory Courses in Colleges and Universities by the Ministry of Propaganda of CPC Central Committee and Ministry of Education, the definition of patriotism by Lenin is not used anymore in the textbook of Ideological and Moral Cultivation and Legal Basis, which is replaced by a new definition. To correctly understand patriotism is not only the inherent requirement of essence of patriotism, but also the premise of rational patriotism education. It is believed that rational patriotism should be advocated in socialist countries according to discussions from three perspectives, namely, the patriotism feelings of ＂non-mass＂, the relationship between ＂ motherland＂ and ＂ state＂, and the relationship between ＂rationalism＂ and ＂irrationalism＂ of patriotism.
ideological and political theory courses