Founded in 1936, the Puppet Manchurian Eight Ministries were eight administrative machineries under the control of the Puppet Manchuria including Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of People’s Livelihood. Standing on the both sides of Xinmin Street, the buildings of the Puppet Manchurian Eight Ministries is well combined western and oriental architectural style. Nowadays, they have been changed into colleges, schools and research institutes.
Located in No. 1, Xinmin Street, Military Department was built in 1935 and was the machinery to command the puppet Manchurian troops. Now the sit is a subsidiary of Jilin University, Bethune First Clinical College of Medicine.
Ministry of Commerce
Located on the 9th, Xinmin Street, the building of Ministry of Commerce was constructed in 1938 and now become the Third Affiliated Clinical Medical College of Jilin University. Covering an area of 43,200 square meters and decorated with dark sulfur glass tile, the Ministry of Commerce is one of important municipal cultural relics protection units.
Ministry of Communications
Ministry of Communications mainly managed the high roads, inland navigation and postal service in northeast China. Located on No.7, Xinmin Street, it now become the School of Public Health of Jilin University.
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Justice has three sub-departments including department of general affairs, law department and executing department to be in charge of court of justice, prosecutors’ office and administration of prison affairs. Located on No.6, Xinming Street and constructed in 1935, the building now is the Bethune Medical Department of Jilin University.
Ministry of Agriculture
Situated at No.8, Ziyou Street, the Ministry of Agriculture were in charge of agriculture, forestry, ranching and fishery. Now, the site is the affiliated middle school of Northeast Normal University.
Ministry of Education
Situated in the No.10, Ziyou Street, the site of Ministry of Education now become affiliated primary school of Northeast Normal University. Built in 1938, the ministry is primarily responsible for managing cultural and educational, religious, social education and ideological and cultural domination.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Built in 1934, the building of Ministry of Foreign Affairs was designed and constructed by French architectural company. The building is now the important site of municipal cultural relics protection units.
Ministry of People’s Livelihood
Located on No.133, Renmin Street, the site is now the Provincial Petrochemical Design Institution.