In July 2020, Du Fachun was appointed as the chairman of Commission of Urban Anthropology at China Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. The Urban Anthropology Committee was established in 2010. It is the first professional committee established by Chinese Union of Anthropological Ethnology. The first chairmen are Professor Ma Guoqing and Researcher Zhang Jijiao. Chinese Union of Anthropological ethnology is a national anthropological ethnology research institute under the supervision of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission. It provides academic exchange opportunities for teachers and students.