Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China

Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China
Agency overview
Jurisdiction  People's Republic of China
Headquarters Beijing
Agency executive Cai Wu, Minister of Culture
Parent agency State Council

The Ministry of Culture (Chinese: 文化部) is a ministry of the government of the People's Republic of China which is responsible for culture policy and activities in the country, including managing national museums and monuments; Astroturfing and promoting government policies; promoting and protecting the arts (visual, folk, theatrical, musical, dance, architectural, literary, televisual and cinematographic) and abroad; and managing the national archives and regional culture centers. Its headquarters are in Chaoyang District, Beijing.[1] In August 2011, the ministry posted a list of 100 songs including Lady Gaga's "Judas", Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" and the Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" to be removed from Chinese music download sites because they had never been submitted for mandatory government screening for political messages against the Chinese government.[2]


List of Ministers

  1. Shen Yanbing (沈雁冰): October 1949-January 1965
  2. Lu Dingyi (陆定一): January 1965-June 1966
  3. Xiao Wangdong (肖望东): June 1966-January 1967
  4. Wu De (吴德): June 1970-January 1975
  5. Yu Huiyong (于会泳): January 1975-October 1976
  6. Huang Zhen (黄镇): December 1977-December 1980
  7. Zhou Weichi (周巍峙): December 1980-April 1982
  8. Zhu Muzhi (朱穆之): April 1982-March 1986
  9. Wang Meng (王蒙): March 1986-September 1989
  10. He Jingzhi (贺敬之): August 1989-November 1992
  11. Liu Zhongde (刘忠德): November 1992-March 1998
  12. Sun Jiazheng (孙家正): March 1998-March 2008
  13. Cai Wu (蔡武): March 2008-incumbent

See also


  1. ^ Home. Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved on December 22, 2010. "Contact us Address: No.10, Chaoyangmen Beidajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing,100020 Tel:86-10-59881114"
  2. ^ (AP via Google News)

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