Recently, All China Federation of Trade Unions issued a Decision on Commending Winners of National May Day Labor Medal and National Pioneer Workers in 2019. Professor Bai Guixi of SCUN won “National May Day Labor Medal”. On April 24, the celebration of “May First” International Labor Day and Commendation Ceremony of Hubei Province 2019 was held by Hubei Federation of Trade Unions at Hongshan Auditorium. Professor Bai was invited to the event.
Professor Bai is now a teacher with the School of Ethnology and Sociology of SCUN, a secondary professor, a doctoral supervisor, director of the “Research Center of Intangible Cultural Heritages of Southern Minorities”, a key research base of humanities and social sciences of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission and director of the “Research Center of Intangible Cultural Heritages of Hubei Province”. For years, he has carefully studied the routines, policies and guidelines of the Party and consciously aligned his thoughts, politics and actions to the leadership of CPC Central Committee headed by President Xi Jinping. In the classroom teaching, he has insisted on giving lessons to undergraduate students. He has explained in detail to the students of different ethnic groups that the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics is the fundamental path, institutional advantage and practical experience for solving ethnic issues of China. He has blended fostering of virtues in every link of education such as ideological and moral education, cultural knowledge education and social practice education. In academic research, he has focused on the major strategies of the state and major issues of minorities and ethnic regions and has made field surveys for a long time in ethnic regions such as Wuling Mountain region and Guangxi Shiwan Dashan region and thus accumulated a lot of field survey data. He has successively led one major project, two general projects and one sub-program of a major project of National Social Sciences Fund, more than ten provincial and ministerial-level projects such as the State Ethnic Affairs Commission, Hubei Province and Hunan Province. He has published more than ten academic monographs alone and in cooperation with others and published more than sixty academic papers on authoritative and core journals such as Ethno-national Studies.
Besides, he has also led to collect a lot of cultural relics and ancient books of southern minorities such as Tujia people and Li people, sorted out more than 10,000 cultural relics and ancient books collected in the Ethnology Museum of SCUN and established a “database of intangible cultural heritages of southern minorities”. He has organized and undertaken the training of intangible cultural heritage inheritors, a program of the Ministry of Culture. By 2018, he had successively held six training classes of inheritors for three projects, namely paper-cutting, lacquerware and Tujia people brocade, which had received more than 260 trainees. The “Research Center of Intangible Cultural Heritages of Southern Minorities” and the “Research Center of Intangible Cultural Heritages of Hubei Province” of SCUN have successively become one of the 23 experimental organizations for the research and training program of intangible cultural heritages of the Ministry of Culture. In recent years, Professor Bai has successively won honors such as an advanced individual in the education system of Hubei Province, an award for experts with outstanding contributions of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission, and an advanced individual for the protection of national intangible cultural heritages of the Ministry of Culture. He has been approved to receive special allowance from the State Council and the government of Hubei Province and has been selected into the leading talent support program of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission.
It’s reported that the National May Day Labor Medal is a medal of honor granted by All China Federation of Trade Unions to the workers who have made prominent contributions to the building of socialism. In 2019, 33 persons have received the medal in Hubei Province.
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(Edited by Chen Pengbing, source: Trade Union of SCUN)