Ministry of Culture (Taiwan)

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Ministry of Culture
文化部
Wénhùabù
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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 Xinzhuang District, New Taipei, Taiwan
Ministers responsible
Parent agency Executive Yuan
Website www.moc.gov.tw

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 that designs cultural policy in Taiwan. The ministry also created the National Repository of Cultural Heritage.

History[edit]

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

Establishment[edit]

The ministry was inaugurated on 21 May 2012, in a ceremony attended by President Ma Ying-jeou, Premier Sean Chen and several prominent artists, including poet Chou Meng-tieh, film director Li Hsing and singer Lo Ta-yu.

President Ma stated in a speech during the ceremony that if politics is a "fence", then culture is "the pair of wings that fly over the fence". He expressed hope that the MOC would spread "Chinese culture with Taiwanese characteristics" around Taiwan and the world.[1]

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

Bureaus[edit]

Organizations or Agencies[edit]

The following organizations or agencies are under the direct supervision of the MOC:[2]

List of Ministers[edit]

  Kuomintang   Democratic Progressive Party   Non-partisan/ unknown

Cheng Li-chun, the incumbent Minister of Culture.
Ministry of Education (Bureau of Cultural Affairs)
Name Term of Office Days Party Premier
Minister of the Council for Cultural Affairs
1 Chen Chi-lu (陳奇祿) 11 November 1981 26 July 1988 2449 Sun Yun-suan
Yu Kuo-hua
2 Kuo Wei-pan (zh) (郭為藩) 27 July 1988 26 February 1993 1675 Kuomintang Yu Kuo-hua
Lee Huan
Hau Pei-tsun
Lien Chan
3 Shen Hsueh-yong (zh) (申學庸) 27 February 1993 14 December 1994 655 Lien Chan
4 Cheng Shu-min (鄭淑敏) 15 December 1994 9 June 1996 542 Lien Chan
5 Lin Cheng-tzi (zh) (林澄枝) 10 June 1996 19 May 2000 1439 Kuomintang Lien Chan
Vincent Siew
6 Tchen Yu-chiou (zh) (陳郁秀) 20 May 2000 19 May 2004 1460 Tang Fei
Chang Chun-hsiung I
Yu Shyi-kun
7 Chen Chi-nan (陳其南) 20 May 2004 24 January 2006 614 Yu Shyi-kun
Frank Hsieh
8 Chiu Kun-liang (zh) (邱坤良) 25 January 2006 20 May 2007 480 Su Tseng-chang
9 Wong Chin-chu (翁金珠) 21 May 2007 31 January 2008 255 Democratic Progressive Party Chang Chun-hsiung II
10 Wang Tuoh (王 拓) 1 February 2008 19 May 2008 108 Democratic Progressive Party Chang Chun-hsiung II
11 Huang Pi-twan (黃碧端) 20 May 2008 15 November 2009 544 Liu Chao-shiuan
Wu Den-yih
12 Emile Sheng (盛治仁) 16 November 2009 27 November 2011 741 Wu Den-yih
13 Ovid Tzeng (曾志朗) 28 November 2011 5 February 2012 69 Wu Den-yih
Lin Chin-tian (林金田) 6 February 2012 14 February 2012 8 Sean Chen
14 Lung Ying-tai (龍應台) 15 February 2012 19 May 2012 103 Sean Chen
Minister of Culture (since 20 May 2012)
1 Lung Ying-tai (龍應台) 20 May 2012 7 December 2014 931 Sean Chen
Jiang Yi-huah
Hung Meng-chi (洪孟啟) 8 December 2014 23 January 2015 46 Mao Chi-kuo
2 Hung Meng-chi (洪孟啟) 23 January 2015 19 May 2016 482 Mao Chi-kuo
Chang San-cheng
3 Cheng Li-chun (鄭麗君) 20 May 2016 Incumbent 338 Democratic Progressive Party Lin Chuan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Ministry of Culture opened". Taipei Times. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived September 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]