2006-11-03

The A-list in China

Wang Xiaofeng (带三个表) has put together the A-list for the Koei Game of "Romance of the Three Kingdom" (aka Sangokushi) for the positions in current date PRC, as follows (translation/interpretation work-in-progress, check back later for more)


  • 国家主席:李世民
  • president: Tang Taizhong (Li Shimin) -- the brightest emperor of Tang dynasty
  • 军委主席:孙武
  • chairman of central military commission: Sun Zi
  • 人大常委会委员长:孙中山 \
  • Chairman for People's Congress: Sun Yat-sen (why? because he had never really attained no real power?)
  • 国务院总理:诸葛亮
  • Prime Minister: Zhuge Liang (This is the real Romance of the Three Kingdom hero)
  • 外交部部长:文成公主
  • Foreign Minister: Princess Wencheng, who married the king of Tibet in 7th century (hence the first sovereign claim on Tibet). Wang Xiaofeng commited the crime of political incorrectness here, since Tibet is no foriegn affair. A better arrange should should be switch hers with that of Wang Zhaojun (see below), as Mongolia is real foreign affair now
  • 国防部部长:曹操 Defense Minister: Cao Cao (also real ROTK hero)
  • 教育部部长:孔子 Education Minister: Confuscius
  • 卫生部部长:华佗
  • Minister of Public Health: Hua Tuo, the first physician (also ROTK character) who used anaesthetics and performed operation. Again, not a good choice, since the problem we face today is corruption, operation that needs to be done is the medical pricing system
  • 环保总局局长:陶渊明
  • SEPA (State Environmental Protection Adminisrator), Tao Yuanming, the poet who loved nature
  • 农业部部长:李宇春
  • Minister of Agriculture: Li Yuchun, because her fans are nicknamed Yumi (Corn)?
  • 文化部部长:李斯
  • Minister of Culture: Li Si, who unified characters for Qin dynsaty (I though this should be the job of Education Dept. while Culture Dept should foster diversity instead?)
  • 商务部部长:胡雪岩
  • Minister of Commerce: Hu Xueyan, a successful businessman (I think a better choice would have been Shan Yang, who fully understood the incentive and market dynamics 2400 years ago)
  • 水利部部长:大禹
  • Minister of Water Work: Da Yu, first emperor of Xia Dynasty who came into power after fixing the flooding of Yellow River (A better candiate would be Li Bing and son, who constructed Dujiangyan near Chengdu, which is still here today. They understood is it better to divert the flood than dam it. Yellow River flood came back every few years until it was finally stopped by over-irrigation in upper stream in recent years, whil Dujiang has behaved well for over 2000 years)
  • 建设部部长:秦始皇
  • Minister of Construction: Qin Shihuang (yes he built a lot, but not as much as Sui Yangdi)
  • 地质部部长:土行孙
  • Minister of Geology: Tu Xinsuen (not a real person, a legendary figure in the fantasy novel Fengsheng Yanyi, who could move by burrowing underground)
  • 公安部部长:展昭
  • Minister of Public Security (Police): Zhang Zhao (the police who worked for Bao Zheng of Song dynasty)
  • 中宣部部长:雍正
  • Minister of Central Propaganda: King Yongzheng of Qing dynasty (I do not follow these TV series, and have no idea why he got this post. IMO Mao Zedong should be put in this post)
  • 国土资源部部长:徐霞客
  • Minister of National Resources: Xu Xiake (a traveller and explorer in Ming dynasty)
  • 发展与改革委员会主任:商鞅
  • Minister of DRC: Shan Yang (the reformer of Qin -- I would say Deng Xiaoping is equally qualified)
  • 最高人民法院院长:包拯 Supreme Court Judge: Bao Zhen
  • 最高人民检察院检察长:狄仁杰
  • Attorney General: Di Renjie (of Tang dynasty, and worked for Empress Wu Zetian)
  • 国家烟草专卖局局长:林则徐
  • Administrator of Tobacco: Lin Zexu (who banned opium in 1840 and became the excuse for the UK to start the Opium War)
  • 妇联主任:贾宝玉 Chief of Women's Association: Jia Baoyu from the novel Dream of the Red Chamber (This one is hilarious)
  • 新闻出版署署长:纪晓岚
  • Head of News Publication: Ji Xiaolan (who edited the 4 Volumes of Ancient Literatures in Qing)
  • 国家广播电影电视总局局长:西门庆
  • SARFT: Ximen Qing (why? because sex sells?)
  • 海关总署署长:郑和
  • Head of Custom and Excise: Zheng He (this I do not understand, Zheng was an explorer in Ming dynasty. A better candidate should be Suan Hongyang, who systematized the taxation of salt of iron)
  • 国家烟草专卖局主任:佘太君 (this one must be a typo -- as Lin Zexu already was assigned above)
  • 中国民用航空总局局长:嫦娥
  • Administor of Civil Aviation: Chang E (legends has that she flew to the moon after stolen the potion from her husband) -- better for the Aeronatic Dept, Wang-Hu is also a good candidate.
  • 国家体育总局局长:高俅
  • Administrator of Sports: Gao Qiu, who was a soccer star at Song dynasty, who turned into a corruptor when in position (perhaps that is represents the soccer sports in PRC today)
  • 科学技术部主任:祖冲之
  • Head of Science and Technology: Zhu Congzhi (who calculated Pi to 7th decimal places)
  • 国家民族事务委员会主任:王昭君
  • Head of ethnic affairs: Wang Zhaojun (as mentioned earlier, should switch position with Wencheng)
  • 国家安全部部长:魏忠贤
  • Minister of National Security: Wei Zongxian, the eunuch in Ming who established secret police (a commentator suggested he shold better head the Association of the Handicapped)
  • 监察部部长:秦桧
  • Minister of Oversight: Qin Kui of South Song (I do not understand this)
  • 民政部部长:寇准
  • Minister of Civel Affairs: Kou Zun of Song dynasty (WXF seems to have particular interests in Song history)
  • 财政部部长:和珅
  • Minister of Finance: He Sheng, the big corruptor of Qing, who amassed a personal wealth equivalent to that of a year's GDP in China
  • 信息产业部部长:毕升
  • Minister of Information Technology: Bi Sheng of Song, who invented movable type printing (a thought the revolutionaries who put meesages inside the mooncake also deserve this job)
  • 保密局局长:刘胡兰
  • Bureau Head of Secrecy: Liu Hulan (a female guerilla who was killed by Japanese invaders in WWII, after refusing to tell them anything about the guerilla)
  • 交通部部长:李春
  • Minister of Communication: Li Chun (he probably means the artisan who construct Zhaozhou Bridge, the oldest arch-supported stone bridge in the world)
  • 国务院台湾事务办公室主任:郑成功
  • Head of Taiwan Affair: Zheng Chenggong (who recovered Taiwan from the Dutch)
  • 国家信访局局长:陈世美
  • (what the hell is Xinfang Ju? apparently there is a State Bureau of Letters and Calls, intended to handle complaints from civilians who camped outside of Beijing Train Station and the like. If that is the case, a better candidate should be Chen Shimei's first wife)
  • 中国气象局局长:诸葛亮(兼)
  • Bureau Head of Meteology: also Zhuge Liang, who was said to be able to control weather with his wizardry
  • 国家旅游局局长:徐霞客(兼)
  • Head of Bureau of Tourism: also the traveller Xu Xiake
  • 国家宗教事务局局长:玄奘
  • Administrator of Religious Affairs: Xuenzhuang (Buddhist monk in Tang, who also starred in Journey to the West aka Monkey King)
  • 国家食品药品监督管理局局长:神农
  • SFDA: Shenggong, legend has that he tried all herbal medicines himself. Perhaps those corruptors in SFDA should try the drugs they approved as well
  • 国家海洋局局长:张靓颖
  • Head of Bureau of Ocean: Zhang Liangyin (Supergirl 2005 runner up, who had sung like a dolphin) -- better candidate would be Zheng He, who visited Madagascar in 1500s
  • 中国地震局局长:张衡
  • Head of Seismology: Zheng Heng of Han, who invented the instrument that detected earthquake
  • 拆迁办主任:孟姜女
  • Head of Tearing-down and Moving: Mengjiang of Qin, who was said to have cried over her deceased husband buried under the Great Wall so loudly that the Great Wall collapsed due to resonance. (This one is also hilarious)
N.B. some of these departments are fictitious and a good number of departments were not included in the list. Here is the full list (un-noted ones are covered by WSF)

  • 中华人民共和国外交部
  • 中华人民共和国国防部
  • 国家发展和改革委员会
  • 中华人民共和国教育部
  • 中华人民共和国科学技术部
  • 国防科学技术工业委员会 (TBA I nominate Zhuge Liang, who was said to have invented many weapon in ROTK, though historically untrue)
  • 国家民族事务委员会
  • 中华人民共和国公安部
  • 中华人民共和国国家安全部
  • 中华人民共和国监察部
  • 中华人民共和国民政部
  • 中华人民共和国司法部 (TBA should be Bao Zhen as well, as there are not many people for such jobs)
  • 中华人民共和国财政部
  • 中华人民共和国人事部劳动和社会保障部 (TBA)
  • 中华人民共和国国土资源部
  • 中华人民共和国建设部
  • 中华人民共和国铁道部 (TBA
  • 中华人民共和国交通部
  • 中华人民共和国信息产业部
  • 中华人民共和国水利部
  • 中华人民共和国农业部
  • 中华人民共和国商务部
  • 中华人民共和国文化部
  • 中华人民共和国卫生部国家人口和计划生育委员会 (TBA)
  • 中国人民银行 (TBA)
  • 中华人民共和国审计署 (TBA)
  • 中华人民共和国海关总署
  • 国家税务总局 (This should be Suan Hongyang's post as well)
  • 国家工商行政管理局 (TBA)
  • 国家质量监督检验检疫总局 (TBA)
  • 国家环境保护总局
  • 中国民用航空总局
  • 国家广播电影电视总局
  • 国家新闻出版署(国家版权局)
  • 国家体育总局国家统计局 (TBA)
  • 国家林业局(TBA)
  • 国家食品药品监督管理局
  • 国家安全生产监督管理局 (TBA)
  • 国家知识产权局 (TBA)
  • 国家旅游局
  • 国家宗教事务局
  • 国务院参事室 (TBA)
  • 国家机关事务管理局 (TBA)
  • 国家信访局
  • 国家粮食局 (TBA)
  • 国家烟草专卖局
  • 国家外国专家局 (TBA: some nominated poet Li Bai, who was borned in current day Kazakhstan)
  • 国家海洋局
  • 国家测绘局 (TBA)
  • 国家邮政局 (TBA: I nominate Yang Yuhuang, the mistress of Tang Gaozong, who courierred Lai-chi from Guangdong to Xi'an)
  • 国家文物局 (TBA)
  • 国家中医药管理局 (TBA)
  • 国家外汇管理局 (TBA)
  • 国家航天局 (TBA: this should be the domain of Chang E and Wang Hu)
  • 国家原子能机构 (TBA)

2 comments:

Metabolism said...

Wangxiaofeng's blog is prettyu interesting.

For me, I'll make these changes: (also posted in my blog

外交部部長:任何上海女人 (原為王昭君)
國務院台灣事務辦公室主任:施琅(原為鄭成功,鴿派!)
中國氣象局局長:諸葛亮(兼)
國家旅遊局局長:余純順(原為徐霞客)
國家宗教事務局局長:玄奘
拆遷辦主任:愚公(原為 孟姜女)

另新增職位:
三軍總司令:成吉思汗
國家航天局局長:夸父
中華人民共和國鐵道部部長:詹天佑
中國人民銀行行長:雷履泰 (日昌升老闆)
國家文物局局長:宋徽宗?
國家安全生產監督管理局: 同仁堂(兼理)
國家知識產權局局長:畢升
國防科學技術工業委員會:墨子
中華人民共和國司法部:宋世傑
國家中醫藥管理局:李時珍

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