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What is BSC

 

The Botanical Society of China (BSC) is a non-profit specialized membership organization with its aim to provide a leading platform for the development of plant science and technology in China. It is affiliated to the Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and officially registered at the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. Currently, its membership covers a wide range of scientists across the country with members over 14500 including scientists, professors, teachers, students, botanists, and people interested in botany and/or plants.

 

The BSC was formally established in August 1933, and initially proposed by those distinguished botanists like Xiansu Hu, Shu-Chi Hsing, Tsi-Tung Li, Ching-Yueh Chang, Sung-Shu Chien and other 14 scientists for the advancement of science. The First National Congress was held at Beipei, Chonqing in 1934. Prof. Xiansu Hu who worked in Fan Memorial Institute of Biology, also known as the Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, was elected the first President of the BSC.
 

Over the past 80 years, the society has experienced many difficulties and several chief development phases. With the war outbreak in 1937, its activities and meetings had to be forced into a thoroughly suspension. It was not until 1949 that the BSC restarted to organize the Fifth National Congress in Beijing and over 500 members joined the society at that time. Ever since 1978, the BSC recovered its regular activities and held the National Congress every five years.
 

At present, the society has grown into an important national organization and played increasingly significant role in organizing a variety of academic events, involving in scientific journals publishing and subscribing, as well as in fostering and developing excellent young scientists. 
 

Former President and Secretary-General
 

Term

Time

Venue

President

Secretary-General

1933-1934

1933, August

Chongqing

--

--

1934-1935

1934, August

Lushan

Xian-su Hu

--

1935-1936

1935, August

Nanning

Huan-yong Chen

--

1936-1949

1936, August

Beijing

Lan-fang Dai

--

1949-1951

1949, July

Beijing

Ching-yueh Chang

--

1951-1963

1951, July

Beijing

Chong-shu Qian

--

1963-1965

1963, October

Beijing

Chong-shu Qian

Rong Lin

1978-1983

1978, October

Kunming

Pei-song Tang

De-jun Yu

1983-1988

1983, October

Taiyuan

Pei-song Tang

Ying-qian Qian

1988-1993

1988, October

Chengdu

Fu-xiong Wang

An-min Lu

1993-1998

1993, October

Beijing

Xin-shi Zhang

Ting-yun Kuang

1998-2003

1998, December

Shenzhen

Ting-yun Kuang

He-chun Ye

2003-2008

2003, October

Chengdu

Xing-guo Han

Cong-ming Lu

2008-2013

2008, July

Lanzhou

De-yuan Hong

Song Ge

2013-2018

2013, October

Nanchang

Wei-hua Wu

Song Ge

 

 

 

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