Chen Pixian

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Chen Pixian
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2nd Secretary of CPC Central Political and Legislative Committee
In office
Preceded by Peng Zhen
Succeeded by Qiao Shi
Personal details
Born March 20, 1916
Shanghang County, Fujian, China
Died August 23, 1995
Political party Chinese Communist Party
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chen.

Chen Pixian (simplified Chinese: 陈丕显; traditional Chinese: 陳丕顯; pinyin: Chén Pīxiǎn; March 20, 1916 – August 23, 1995) was a Chinese Communist revolutionary and politician. He served in several prominent roles, including party chief of Shanghai and party chief of Hubei province. He was purged at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution but was later rehabilitated.


Chen Pixian was born in Shanghang County, Fujian in 1916. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1931.

After the People's Republic of China was founded, Chen was the head of the party organization in Shanghai from 1965 to 1967. In 1967, Chen was ousted from power during the January Storm by radical elements led by Zhang Chunqiao. Chen spent much of the Cultural Revolution in solitary confinement. He wrote to Mao to resume his work, to no avail. Eventually Deng Xiaoping recalled Chen back to work on the pretext of medical treatment, and Chen was given the job of vice chairman of the Shanghai Revolutionary Committee. After the Cultural Revolution he served as party chief of Hubei.

He became a Secretary of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee in 1982, and was the Secretary of the CPC Central Political and Legislative Affairs Committee from 1982 to 1985.

Chen died in 1995, aged 89. He was eulogized with standard honours bestowed to high-ranking members of the Communist Party.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ke Qingshi
Chairman of Shanghai CPPCC
1958 – 1967
Succeeded by
Peng Chong
Preceded by
Ke Qingshi
Secretary of the CPC Shanghai Committee
1965 – 1967
Succeeded by
Zhang Chunqiao
Preceded by
Zhao Xinchu
Governor of Hubei
1978 – 1980
Succeeded by
Han Ningfu
Preceded by
Zhao Xinchu
Secretary of the CPC Hubei Committee
1978 – 1982
Succeeded by
Guan Guangfu
Preceded by
Peng Zhen
Secretary of CPC Central Political and Legislative Committee
1982 – 1985
Succeeded by
Qiao Shi