Jiang Qing

Standard Name: Qing, Jiang


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1965: In China the movement which became the Cultural...

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In China the movement which became the Cultural Revolution was launched, apparently by Zhang Chunquiao and Jiang Qing (wife of Mao Zedong or Tse-tung ), aimed at first against senior Communist Party figures.

16 May 1966: A circular issued by Mao, leader of the ruling...

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16 May 1966

A circular issued by Mao , leader of the ruling Communist Party in China, launched the Cultural Revolution in order to introduce a new generation to class struggle. The young Red Guards were encouraged...


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