In the eyes of Chinese farmers, he is a farmer professor who has published papers on prestigious international science journals. In the eyes of Chinese farmers, he is a farmer professor who has been granted a special award at the Ceremony of International Year of Rice. The top scientist of agriculture is most fulfilled when he studies whatever farmers need. He was named affectionately, the Farmer Professor!
Comment given by the 2005 CCTV Organizing Committee of People in Agriculture, Rural Areas and Farmers