Baiyuntao was born in February 1961. He began to work in July 1983. He holds a master’s degree in history and is qualified as a Research Fellow. He is currently Deputy Director of the NMC.

From July 1983 to August 1985, he worked as teacher at the Yukou Middle School at Pinggu county, Beijing. From September 1985 to July 1988, he participated in a postgraduate programme at History Department of the Beijing Normal College. From August 1988 to October 2003, he served in various roles in the former National Museum of Chinese Revolution and eventually became Director of Academic Research Centre of the museum. From October 2003 to October 2014, he was Deputy Director of Academic Research Centre of the NMC. From October 2014 to September 2015, he was Director of Exhibition Department II of the NMC. Since September 2015, he has been working as Deputy Director of the NMC.