|Minister Tu in 2007|
|Minister of Education of the Republic of China|
20 May 20, 2004 – 20 May 20, 2008
|Preceded by||Huang Jung-tsun|
|Succeeded by||Cheng Jei-cheng|
June 10, 1944 |
Kaohsiung County, Taiwan
|Nationality||Republic of China|
|Political party||Democratic Progressive Party|
|Alma mater||National University of Tainan
National Taiwan University
Tu Cheng-sheng (Chinese: 杜正勝; pinyin: Dù Zhèngshèng) is a Taiwanese politician, historian. Tu served as the Minister of Education of the Republic of China during Chen Shui-bian's second term as President.
Educational background and career
Tu Cheng-sheng graduated from the Provincial Tainan Normal University (present-day National University of Tainan) in 1966. He also attended the National Taiwan University in 1970 and majored in history (bachelor's degree 1970, master's degree 1974). He is a specialist in the history of ancient Chinese society, culture and medicine.
Tu Cheng-sheng became notorious for his colorful and abrasive behavior. After being filmed asleep at a 2007 Parliament meeting, he was photographed picking his nose in response to public criticism. Also that year, he grabbed a reporter's microphone and shoved a cameraman into a wall.
- Going Through the Ten Critical Years: 1990-2000, 2000, ISBN 957-469-141-1
- The Birth of Taiwan: Formosa in the 17th Century, 2003, ISBN 957-28159-1-1
- New Road for Historical Studies, 2004, ISBN 957-14-4027-2
- Educational Reform in Taiwan: Retrospect and Prospect, 2007, OCLC 173372350
- "Nose-picking lawmaker to shout his last good-bye", Reuters, Apr 24, 2008
- Yates, Robin D.S. "The City-State in Ancient China"
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