Jiang Qing (1914-1991) After a colorful adulthood that included an acting career, failed marriages and jail time for alleged radical activity, Jiang became wife to Mao Zedong in 1938. She eventually came to lead the Gang of Four, who reigned over every cultural institution in China, ordered the destruction of countless ancient books, buildings and paintings and were responsible for the violent persecution of much of China's population.
Mao Zedong’s widow Jiang Qing sits in the defendant’s box during her trial in 1980 for various crimes committed during China’s violent 1966-76 Cultural Revolution. Jiang claimed she was being scapegoated for implementing Mao’s directives that resulted in the persecution of millions. AP Photo
Jiang Qing 1914-1991 The wife of Chairman Mao Jiang Qing gained tremendous power during the repressions of the Cultural Revolution. Jiang claimed she was only following the orders of Chairman Mao, but in practise she abused her position to pursue political enemies and target anything “intellectual” or “artistic” After the death of Mao she was tried and convicted.
Jiang Qing at her trial in 1981. Jiang Qing (1914 – 1991) was the pseudonym used by the major Communist Party of China political figure who was Mao Zedong's last wife. Jiang Qing was best known for playing a major role in the Cultural Revolution (1966–76) and for forming the radical political alliance known as the "Gang of Four".
Jiang Qing (also known as Madame Mao; March 19, 1914 – May 14, 1991) was a Chinese actress and a major political figure during the Cultural Revolution (1966–76). She was the fourth wife of Mao Zedong, the Chairman of the Communist Party of China.
Modern Chinese calligraphy in an ancient bird and animal style by Li Luogong 李駱公 (1917-1991) of a poem entitled "The Indomitable Soul" (the Chinese name is "Although Long Lives the Tortoise" 龟虽寿) by the famous general, statesman, and literatus Cao Cao 曹操 (155-220 C.E.). The poem reads: ‘Although long lives the tortoise wise (神龟虽寿), in the end, he cannot but die (猷有竟时). The dragon in the mist may rise (腾蛇乘雾), but in the dust he too shall lie (终为土灰). Although the stabled steed is old…
Base engraving "Mao Ze Dong and his revolutionary companion Yang Kai Hui."Yang Kai Hui, the second wife of Mao Ze Dong, they wed in 1921 and she was executed in 1930 by Kuomintang forces likely produced after "Gang of Four" and Jiang Qing's trial, the last wife of Mao Ze Dong. Post her fall, Yang Kai Hui, was characterized as the true companion of Mao Ze Dong This sculpture was made as a propaganda material to reestablish the importance of Mao's marriage to Yang Kai Hui.