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Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 6/27/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: Xu Jialu
Xu Jialu 许嘉璐
Chairman of the State Language Work Committee, Vice-Chairman of the 10th NPC Standing Committee
Born: 1937

Biography Highlight

Xu Jialu, male, Han nationality, was born in Beijing in 1937, but his ancestral home is in Huai'an, Jiangsu Province. Xu received his degree in Chinese literature at Beijing University in 1959. He is one of China's leading authorities on classical Chinese literature, and he served in various teaching and administrative capacities in this field for four decades. He was vice president of Beijing Normal University and president of the Chinese Society for Exegetical Studies of Classical Chinese Literature. He was appointed chairman of the State Language Work Committee in 1994.

Recent Career Data

2003— Vice-Chairman, 10th Standing Committee of the NPC
1999 Member, Macao SAR Preparatory Committee, Government Delegation, Macao Hand-Over Ceremony
1999—???? President, China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification
1998—2003 Vice-Chairman, 9th Standing Committee of the NPC
1997—2002 Chairman, 8th China Association for Promoting Democracy, Central Committee
1994—???? Chairman, State Language Work Committee
1993—1998 Member, 8th Standing Committee of the NPC
1988—1993 Member, 7th Standing Committee of the NPC
1988—???? Vice-Chairman, CPPCC, Municipal Committee Beijing Municipality
1987 Joined, China Association for Promoting Democracy (CAPD)

Recent Travel & Appearances

09/27/12 CCPPR honorary director Xu Jialu calls for unity in safeguarding national territorial integrity #China
04/17/06 Xu Jialu met with Dirk Sterckx, chairman of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with China.
10/10/05 Xu Jialu met with Ouinsou Conceptia, president of the Constitutional Court of Benin and Medegan Nougbode Clotilde, president of the High Court of Benin.
08/29/05 Xu Jialu met with Madagascan Defense Minister Behajaina Petera.
01/18/05 Xu Jialu met with a Finnish parliamentary delegation headed by Liisa Jaakonsaari, chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Finnish parliament.

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