|22nd Minister of Education of the Republic of China|
20 May 2004 – 20 May 2008
|Director of National Palace Museum|
20 May 2000 – 20 May 2004
|Born||June 10, 1944|
Mida Village, Okayama District, Takao Prefecture, Japanese Taiwan (vic. modern-day Mituo District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
|Nationality||Republic of China|
|Political party||Democratic Progressive Party|
|Alma mater||National University of Tainan|
National Taiwan University
Education 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.
He served as Director of National Palace Museum from May 2000 to May 2004. He also served as a director of a research center on history and languages of the Academia Sinica and a professor at the National Tsing Hua University.
Tu gained notoriety for his colorful and abrasive behavior. After being filmed asleep at a 2007 meeting of the Legislative Yuan, 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.
- 杜正勝 (2000). 走過關鍵十年 / 1990-2000 [Going Through the Ten Critical Years: 1990-2000] (in Chinese). ISBN 957-469-141-1.
- 杜正勝 (2003). 臺灣的誕生 : 十七世紀的福爾摩沙 [The Birth of Taiwan: Formosa in the 17th Century] (in Chinese). ISBN 957-28159-1-1., translation: Ilha Formosa: the Emergence of Taiwan on the World Scene in the 17th Century
- 杜正勝 (2004). 新史學之路 [New Road for Historical Studies] (in Chinese). ISBN 957-14-4027-2.
- 臺灣的教育改革與臺灣的未來 [Educational Reform in Taiwan: Retrospect and Prospect] (in Chinese). 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"
- Museum, National Palace (2020-05-08). "Present/Former Leaders". National Palace Museum. Retrieved 2020-06-27.
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