Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 6/2/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: Qian Zhengying
Qian Zhengying 钱正英
Vice-Chairman of the 9th CPPCC National Committee, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering
Born: 1923

Biography

Qian Zhengying, female, Han nationality, is a native of Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province. She was born in 1923 and studied at Datong University.

Qian spent her career in water conservancy engineering. She worked for both civilian and military agencies. In 1952, she became vice-minister of the Ministry of Water Conservancy and Power. She later became minister of the agency, a position which she held for almost 30 years.

Qian served as vice-chairman of the 7th, 8th and 9th CPPCC National Committees. She was also member of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th CPC Central Committees.

Career Data

2000 (Awarded China Engineering Science and Technology Prize)
1998—2003 Vice-Chairman, 9th CPPCC, National Committee
1993—1998 Vice-Chairman, 8th CPPCC, National Committee
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1988—1993 Vice-Chairman, 7th CPPCC, National Committee
1987—1992 Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee
1982—1987 Member, 12th CPC, Central Committee
1977—1982 Member, 11th CPC, Central Committee
1972—1977 Member, 10th CPC, Central Committee
1952—1988 Minister, Ministry of Water Conservancy and Power
1950—1952 Deputy Head, Committee for Harnessing Huaihe River
1949—???? (Deputy Head, Department of Water Conservancy, East China Military Administrative Committee)
1948—1950 Secretary, Yellow River Management Bureau Shandong Province
1948—1950 Deputy Director, Yellow River Management Bureau Shandong Province
1945—1948 Director, (Director, Front Engineering Division, Department of Army Service Station, East China Military Command)
1945—1948 Section Chief, Water Conservancy Bureau (Jiangsu-Anhui Border Regional Government)


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