Liang Xi (December 28, 1883 - December 10, 1958) alias: Shuwu, born in Wucheng (now Huzhou) of Zhejiang Province, was a famous forestry scientist, forestry educator and social activist. He is an outstanding pioneer of modern forestry academy and forestry industry, and a pioneer and founder of forest product manufacturing chemistry. Mr. Liang Xi once served as the first minister of the Forestry Reclamation (Industry) Department of the People's Republic of China, Vice Chairman of the Jiusan Society, Chairman of the National Science Popularization Association, Vice Chairman of the China Association for Science and Technology, and Chairman of the Chinese Society of Forestry.
In order to commemorate Mr. Liang Xi, to inherit his unfinished business, to mobilize the enthusiasm of the majority of forestry science and technology workers, to encourage scientific and technological innovation, and to promote personnel training, the Chinese Society of Forestry established the Liang Xi Science and Technology Education Fund in the Great Hall of the people in Beijing on December 28, 2003 under the advocacy of Jiang Zihui. The Technology and Science Awards of Liang Xi (including Forestry Technology and Science Awards of Liang Xi, Outstanding Talents Awards of Liang Xi, Popularization of Forestry Science Awards of Liang Xi, and Youth Thesis Awards of Liang Xi) established by Liang Xi Science and Technology Education Fund was approved and registered in October 2004 by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China.
Popularization of Forestry Science Awards of Liang Xi mainly rewards units or individuals who have made outstanding contributions in forestry science popularization creation and science popularization activities. Popularization of Forestry Science Awards of Liang Xi was erected to fully mobilize the enthusiasm of all walks of life to participate in the work of forestry science popularization, prosper the creation of forestry science popularization, promote the development of forestry science popularization in China, and improve the scientific quality of forestry practitioners and the ecological consciousness of everyone. Popularization of Forestry Science Awards of Liang Xi is divided into three categories: popular science works, popular science activities and popular science figures.
Since 2005, it has organized and carried out the assessment and selection works of 8 Popularization of Forestry Science Awards of Liang Xis, and awarded 186 projects. Among them, some projects, like the Listening to Uncle Telling the story of Ginkgo Biloba, won the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award (Science Popularization Category) after winning the Popularization of Forestry Science Awards of Liang Xi.
The selection and commendation of Popularization of Forestry Science Awards of Liang Xi have been recognized and followed by all walks of life after years of efforts. Each selection activity would be widely publicized and promoted through net network medium like the official website of Chinese Society of Forestry, People's net, as well as newspapers and medium such as China Green Times and Science Popularization Times. Awards would be given at the centennial celebration and forestry academic conference, which effectively improved the influence of Popularization of Forestry Science Awards of Liang Xi. In the meantime, Popularization of Forestry Science Awards of Liang Xi has been included in the title evaluation system of some provinces and cities, and has improved the enthusiasm of universities, scientific research institutes and grass-roots scientific and technological workers to declare. The number of projects applied has increased year by year, and has been recognized by all walks of life.