Huang Zhen

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For the Song/Yuan philosopher and textual scholar, see Huang Zhen (philosopher) (1213-1281)

Huang Zhen
Standing Committee Member of the Central Advisory Commission
In office
1982–1987
Minister of Culture of the People'e Republic of China
In office
1977–1980
Preceded by Yu Huiyong
Succeeded by Zhou Weizhi
Deputy Head of the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party of China
In office
1977–1980
China Ambassador to France
In office
1964–1971
Vice Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China
In office
1961–1964
China Ambassador to Indonesia
In office
1954–1961
China Ambassador to Hungary
In office
1950–1954
Personal details
Born (1909-01-08)January 8, 1909
Tongcheng County, Anhui Province, China
Died December 10, 1989(1989-12-10) (aged 80)
Beijing, People's Republic of China
Citizenship People's Republic of China
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China
Alma mater Shanghai Art Collage
Xinhua Art University
Occupation politician
Profession Art: painting
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Huang.

Huang Zhen (simplified Chinese: 黄镇; traditional Chinese: 黃鎮; pinyin: Huang Zhen; 8 January 1909 - 10 December 1989) was a politician of People's Republic of China.

Biography[edit]

Huang was born in Tongcheng County, Anhui Province, China, during the Qing dynasty. Huang entered Shanghai Art Collage (上海美術專科學校) in 1925, majoring in painting. He did not complete his studies because he took part in the Student Movement and the Shanghai Art Collage expelled him. Huang was accepted to Xinhua Art University (新華藝術大學). After graduation, he worked as a teacher at Fushan Middle School (浮山中學) in his hometown. Huang was discharged for supporting the Student Movement in 1929. He joined the Northwest Army in 1930.

In 1931, Huang took part in Ningdu Uprising (寧都暴動) and joined the Red Army. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1932. Huang took part in the Long March in 1934. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, Huang served as the vice chairman of 129th Division of the Eighth Route Army. Huang transferred to Henan as the secretary of Yubei, then he was transferred to Taihang Mountain as the chairman of Taihang Military Region. In 1948, Huang was transferred to Xibaipo as the vice chairman of the People's Liberation Army General Political Department.

Huang was appointed China's Ambassador to Hungary in 1950, he was transferred to China's Ambassador to Indonesia in 1954. In the same year, Huang attended the Asian-African Conference with Zhou Enlai. In 1961, Huang served as vice minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, then he served as the ambassador to deal with Sino-Indian border dispute. In 1964, Huang served as China's Ambassador to France.

In 1971, Huang went to America. In 1973, Huang was appointed chairman of Liaison Office of the People's Republic of China in United States.[1] In 1977, Huang served as deputy head of the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party of China and Minister of Culture of the People'e Republic of China.

In 1982, Huang retired. He served as a standing committee member of the Central Advisory Commission. Huang died in Beijing in 1989.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "黃鎮:打開中美大門第一人". 王黎鋒 (in Chinese). 中國共產黨新聞網. Retrieved 2013.