Ministry of Culture (Republic of China)

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Ministry of Culture

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Agency overview
Formed 11 November 1981 (as Council for Cultural Affairs)
20 May 2012 (as MOC)
Jurisdiction  Republic of China
Headquarters Zhongzheng, Taipei
Ministers responsible Lung Ying-tai, Minister
George Hsu, Administrative Deputy Minister[1]
Hung Meng-chi, Political Deputy Minister
Lee Ying-ping, Political Deputy Minister
Parent agency Executive Yuan
Ministry of Culture

The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China (MOC; Chinese: 中華民國文化部; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó Wénhùabù) is the ministry of the Republic of China to design the culture policy in Taiwan. The ministry also made National Repository of Cultural Heritage.


Established in 1981, the ministry was initially called the Council for Cultural Affairs (CCA; Chinese: 文化建設委員會; pinyin: Wénhuà Jiànshè Wěiyuánhuì). The council was upgraded to ministerial-level in 20 May 2012 under the name Ministry of Culture.


The inauguration ceremony for the ministry establishment was held on 21 May 2012, in which the ceremony was attended by President Ma Ying-jeou and Premier Sean Chen.

President Ma said during the speech that if politics is a "fence", then culture is "the pair of wings that fly over the fence". He further added telling that construction work can make a city bigger, but only culture can make a city greater. He hoped that with the establishment of MOC, it will spread the "Chinese culture with Taiwanese characteristics" around Taiwan and the world.[2]

The inauguration ceremony was attended by several people from arts and culture sector, which are poet Chou Meng-tieh, director Li Hsing and singer Lo Ta-yu.

Organizational structure[edit]

Political departments[edit]

  • Department of General Planning
  • Department of Cultural and Creative Development
  • Department of Cultural Resources
  • Department of Audiovisual and Music Industry
  • Department of Arts Development
  • Department of Humanities and Publications
  • Department of Cultural Exchange

Administrative departments[edit]

  • Secretariat
  • Department of Civil Service Ethics
  • Department of Personnel Affairs
  • Department of Accounting
  • Information Management Department
  • Legal Affairs Committee


Organizations or Agencies[edit]

The following organizations or agencies are under the direct supervision of the MOC:[3]

List of Ministers[edit]

Lung Ying-tai, the incumbent Minister of Culture

Council for Cultural Affairs[edit]

Ministry of Culture[edit]


The MOC building is accessible by walking distance East of Shandao Temple Station of the Taipei Metro on the Blue Line.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "China turning to culture to push ‘unity,’ DPP says". Taipei Times. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  2. ^ "New Ministry of Culture opened". Taipei Times. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "文化部 - Google Maps". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 

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