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Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 6/10/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/22/2007

PHOTO: Gu Jianfen
Gu Jianfen 谷建芬
Vice-President of the Chinese Musicians Association
Born: 1935
Birthplace: Japan, Osaka

Biography Highlight

Gu Jianfen, female, Han nationality, was born in Osaka, Japan in 1935. Her ancestral home is in Weihai, Shandong Province. Gu graduated from the Composition Department of Northeast Music School in 1955.

Gu is a musician who has served as a composer at Central Song and Dance Ensemble. She has been a council member for several international organizations, including the China International Cultural Exchange Center, Association for Promoting Peaceful Reunification of China, and Beijing Municipal Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. In 1984, she established the Gu Jianfen Vocal Music Training Center.

Gu has been recognized by several organizations for her compositions. She won an Excellent Work Award of Asian & Pacific Region, sponsored by UNESCO. Another music piece, "The Affection of Green Leaves to the Roots," won a Yugoslavian International Pop Music Contest Prize.

In 1982, she joined the Zhi Gong Party. She became a member of the 9th and 10th Central Committees of the Zhi Gong Party.

She was elected vice-president of the Chinese Musicians Association in 1999.

Recent Career Data

1999— Vice-President, Chinese Musician's Association
1998—2003 Member, 9th Overseas Chinese Affairs Committee of the NPC
1998—2003 Member, 9th Standing Committee of the NPC
1993—1998 Member, 8th Overseas Chinese Affairs Committee of the NPC
1993—1998 Member, 8th Standing Committee of the NPC
1988—1993 Member, 7th CPPCC, National Committee
1984 Founder, Gu Jianfen Vocal Music Training Center
1983—1988 Member, 6th CPPCC, National Committee
Deputy Director, China Zhi Gong Party (Public Interest Party), Central Women's Committee
Member, China Zhi Gong Party (Public Interest Party), Central Committee (9th and 10th)

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