Founded in 1936, the Puppet Manchurian Eight Ministries were eight administrative offices under the control of the Puppet of Manchuria including the 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 combines western and oriental architectural styles. Nowadays, they have been changed into colleges, schools, and research institutions.
Located in No. 1, Xinmin Street, Military Department was built in 1935 and was the machinery which commanded the Japanese-backed Manchurian troops. Now the site is a subsidiary of Jilin University, Bethune First Clinical College of Medicine.
Located on the 9th, Xinmin Street, the building of Ministry of Commerce was constructed in 1938 and became 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.
Ministry of Communications mainly managed the roads, inland navigation and postal service in northeast China. Located on No.7, Xinmin Street, it is now the School of Public Health of Jilin University.
Ministry of Justice has three sub-departments including the 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.
Situated at No.8, Ziyou Street, the Ministry of Agriculture was in charge of agriculture, forestry, ranching and fisheries. Now, the site is affiliated with the middle school of Northeast Normal University.
Situated in the No.10, Ziyou Street, the site of Ministry of Education is now affiliated with the primary school of Northeast Normal University. Built in 1938, the ministry was primarily responsible for managing cultural, educational, religious, and social education.
Built in 1934, the building of Ministry of Foreign Affairs was designed and constructed by a French architectural company. The building is now the important site of municipal cultural relics.
Located on No.133, Renmin Street, the site is now the Provincial Petrochemical Design Institution.