Party History Learning and Education Focused on Grain
Students Graduated from HAUT "Audit Classes" for Party History Learning and Education
"China's agricultural tax has been rescinded for years, which means that the age-old system of 'handing in compulsory grain to the state' has become a history," Mr. Ding Jianbo remarked excitedly in a trembling voice in his Party history class.
"Mr. Ding is always passionate and knowledgeable in teaching, and he always tells us what we should do at this age with the brilliant stories of the youth in the Party history," said Hu Rui, who is not only a graduate student graduated from the College of Economics and Trade in 2020, but also likes Mr. Ding's class and always "audit his class" after graduation.
Mr. Ding, an associate professor with a doctorate degree at the College of Marxism, Henan University of Technology (HAUT), has been exploring on how to innovate teaching methods to stimulate more students' learning enthusiasm since the commencement of the campaign on Party history learning and education.
Mr. Ding's Party history-themed micro-lectures focus on the following topics, how the people's basic needs are met under the Communist Party of China (CPC), the historical conversion from the abolition of agricultural tax to the subsidies for farmers, and the Agrarian Revolution, etc. Mr. Ding has creatively integrated the grain culture into his class, which has made his online micro-lectures on Party history more interesting and popular among the students.
"There is no definite way to learn, but the key is to find a way that works for you. As long as the students are fond of learning, I am willing to try any kinds of teaching methods, especially short videos, to help students to learn effectively in their pockets of time," said Mr. Ding.
Have You Ever Been to the Grain Museum of China?
On May 18, the north square of the HAUT's library was so crowded, not as usual as before. Teachers and students were attracted by those old-fashioned documents, tickets, ancient agricultural instruments and grain processing tools, talking with interest. On the 45th International Museum Day, the HAUT launched a special exhibition on China's grain policies at different times on May 18th to celebrate the centenary of the founding of the CPC. Over 2,000 items from the Grain Museum of China were exhibited on that day, including the Party's grain-related policies and tickets issued in different periods.
"At the exhibition, I learned the history of the CPC leading the Chinese people from overcoming poverty, having enough to eat to eating well." "The century history of the CPC is also a history of China's grain industry," said teachers and students.
Jointly founded by the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration and the People's Government of Henan Province, the Grain Museum of China is a national professional museum undertaken by the HAUT. The museum has collected more than 400,000 pieces of various documents related to the grain culture, boosting an important theoretical value and practical significance in the protection of China's grain cultural heritage.
Historical Stories Tell You the Significance of Grain
Grain, oil and food is a traditionally characteristic superiority discipline of the HAUT. Considering the major events and grain policies made by the CPC, HAUT recorded 12 videos of ideological and political courses, such as "grain circulation system reform - the story of grain stamps" "providing Chinese people with more Henan grains - a movement of rural revitalization in Henan" "Acheson's dashed hope - the story of stabilizing grain prices in the early period of the founding of the People's Republic of China". "The CPC Stories on Grain" are told in the classroom, by electronic screen, through People's Daily newspaper reading column and new media to deepen the learning and education of the CPC history continuously.
Building a platform for scientific and technological progress in the grain industry is the long-standing blueprint of HAUT and the concept of creating a global science and technology innovation base for grain called "China Grain" was proposed in April 2018. The construction of "China Grain" is a pivotal measurement to implement the policy of "Storing Grain on Land and Technology" and the national grain security policy. Besides, it is also the key course of the CPC history learning and education campaign at university.
河南工业大学的前身为郑州粮食学院，是全国唯一所以粮食为特色的本、硕、博培养体系完整的大学，是全球涉粮高校中学科门类最齐全的隐形冠军，被誉为粮食行业的“黄埔军校”、粮食国际标准领域的中国代表队。自党史学习教育开展以来，河南工业大学以学科特色为引领，挖掘粮食里的党史故事，探寻党史里的粮食情怀，把粮食文化融入到党史学习教育中。（河南工业大学 王远哲 卫红伟；翻译：刘希瑞 叶胜华 苏铭，审译：焦丹 赵汉青）
The HAUT was initially named Zhengzhou Grain College, which is the only university featured by grain and equipped with a complete education system of undergraduate, master and Ph.D. The university is in the lead, with the most complete disciplines in grain-related colleges and universities across the world, enjoying a high reputation of "Huangpu Military Academy" in the grain industry at an international forefront level. Since the CPC history learning and education, with the guidance of the characteristics of the grain discipline, the HAUT has explored deeply the CPC history stories in the grain, and in turn explored the grain spirits in the CPC history stories, integrating grain culture into the CPC history learning and education campaign. (Chinese Text: Wang Yuanzhe, Wei Hongwei Translator: Liu Xirui, Ye Shenghua, Su Ming Proofreader: Jiao Dan Zhao Hanqing)