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Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 4/17/2003
Career Data Updated: 10/3/2006

PHOTO: Gao Zhanxiang
Gao Zhanxiang 高占祥
Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the Secretariat of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circle
Born: 1935

Biography Highlight

Gao Zhanxiang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Tongxian County, Beijing. He was born in 1935 and graduated from the Russian Language Department and the Chinese Department of Xuanwu District Red Flag Evening University. He joined the CPC in 1953.

Gao worked with several communist youth groups in the 1970s and early 1980s. In the mid 1980s, he became the director of the Ethnic Affairs Work Commission at the Ministry of Culture.

In the 1990s, he was elected the Vice-Chairman and the secretary of the secretariat of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles. He also was elected the honorary chairman of the Society for the Promotion of the Chinese Traditional Culture.

Gao is a writer and the author of several literary anthologies and comments.

He was an alternate member of the 12th CPC Central Committee and a delegate to the 13th, 14th, and 15th CPC National Congresses.

Recent Career Data

1998—2003 Member, 9th CPPCC, National Committee, Standing Committee
1997—2002 Delegate, 15th CPC, National Congress
1996—???? Honorary Chairman, Society for the Promotion of Chinese Culture
Editor-in-Chief, China Arts Journal
1994—???? Vice-Chairman, China Society of Tourism Culture
1993—???? Advisor, China International Tea Cultures Society
1993—???? Chairman, Society for the Promotion of Chinese Children Culture and Arts
1993—???? Vice-Chairman, China Association for the Promotion of the Popular Culture
1993—1998 Member, 8th CPPCC, National Committee, Standing Committee
1993—1998 Member, CPPCC, National Committee, Education and Culture Subcommittee

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