Hao Shiyuan is the assistant to the president of CASS. He was born in August 1952, and is a native of Wuchuan County, Hohhot City, Inner Mongolia. He is from the Mongol ethnic group. Hao began his career in April 1970, and became a member of the Communist Party of China in August 1973. He possesses a postgraduate degree, and is a research fellow and a CASS member.
April 1970 -- October 1973 Worked in a production team in suburban Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, as a “young intellectual”;
October 1973 -- December 1976 Student, Beijing Steel and Iron College;
December 1976 -- October 1978 Technician, Hohhot No.2 Machine Tool Plant;
October 1978 -- May 1982 Postgraduate student, Inner Mongolia University;
May 1982 -- May 1985 Member of the research staff, Institute of Ethnology of CASS;
May 1985 -- April 1988 Deputy director, Institute of Ethnology of CASS;
April 1988 -- February 1991 Director of the General Office of CASS;
February 1991 -- November 1996 Deputy director, Institute of Ethnology of CASS (a bureau level post) (elected as a research fellow in August 1993);
November 1996 -- September 1998 Acting director, Institute of Ethnology of CASS;
September 1998 -- December 2009 Director, Institute of Ethnology of CASS (later renamed as Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology) (during the period, elected as CASS Member in 2006);
December 2009 -- August 2012 Deputy secretary-general of CASS;
August 2012 – the present Assistant to the president of CASS.
A Member of the 11th national committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC ).
Since 1986, Hao has been a member and vice director of the division for ethnic issues of the national planning committee of philosophy and the social sciences; since 2009, he has been a member of the Disciplinary Appraisal Panel under the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, and convener of the ethnology discipline; he is currently the president of the Chinese Association for Nationality Studies, the Chinese Association for World Nationality Studies and the Chinese Association for Nationality History.