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

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

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.

Xu was a member of the 7th, 8th and 9th NPC Standing Committees, and in 1997 he was elected chairman of the central committee of the China Association for Promoting Democracy.

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)
President, Chinese Society for Exegetical Studies of Classical Chinese Literature
1959—???? Vice-President, Beijing Normal University Beijing Municipality
1959—???? Professor, Beijing Normal University, Chinese Literature Department Beijing Municipality
1959 Graduate, Beijing Normal University, Chinese Literature Department Beijing Municipality


Recent Travel & Appearances

27 Sep 12 CCPPR honorary director Xu Jialu calls for unity in safeguarding national territorial integrity #China
19 Feb 10 Wen Jiabao bade farewell to renowned educationist Huo Maozheng.
12 Feb 10 Hu Jintao and top leaders attended the gathering, held by the Central Committee of the CPC and the State Council.
11 Feb 10 Hu Jintao and other senior Party and government officials visited a number of former leaders and extended their best wishes to them, ahead of the Lunar New Year.
10 Feb 10 Hu Jintao made a speech during a meeting with representatives of non-communist parties.
28 Dec 09 Hu Jintao, Jiang Zemin and other top leaders bade farewell to Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme.
01 Oct 09 Hu Jintao addressed the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
30 Sep 09 Wen Jiabao and top leaders attended a grand reception to mark the founding anniversary of the People's Republic.
28 Sep 09 Hu Jintao and other top leaders watched a large-scale musical epic.
28 Mar 09 Travelled to Jiangsu Province, Wuxi City and met with the following:
Qoigyijabu Bainqen Erdini (The 11th Panchen Lama)
Du Qinglin attended the opening ceremony of the Second World Buddhist Forum (WBF).

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