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Better known as "the Madame" to Chairman Mao, Jiang Qing never shied away from the grasping of power. After a colorful adulthood that included an acting career, failed marriages and jail time for alleged radical activity — a past she took pains to erase later by ordering that any documents detailing her life be destroyed — Jiang became wife to Mao Zedong in 1938.

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Better known as "the Madame" to Chairman Mao, Jiang Qing never shied away from the grasping of power. After a colorful adulthood that included an acting career, failed marriages and jail time for alleged radical activity — a past she took pains to erase later by ordering that any documents detailing her life be destroyed — Jiang became wife to Mao Zedong in 1938.

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

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 - New World Encyclopedia

Jiang Qing - New World Encyclopedia

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Chinese painting of beautiful woman (中国美人画) ~~ For more: - ✯ http://www.pinterest.com/PinFantasy/arte-~-la-mujer-en-el-arte-chino-women-in-chinese-/

Jiang Qing

Jiang Qing

Jiang Qing - Poster showing Jiang Qing promoting the fine arts during the Cultural Revolution while holding Mao's Little Red Book. The slogan reads: "The invincible thoughts of Mao Zedong illuminate the stages of revolutionary art!"-Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jiang Qing - Poster showing Jiang Qing promoting the fine arts during the Cultural Revolution while holding Mao's Little Red Book. The slogan reads: "The invincible thoughts of Mao Zedong illuminate the stages of revolutionary art!"-Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

La banda de los cuatro: Jiang Qing, Zhang Chungiao, Yao Wenyuan  y  Wang Hongwen. En 1981 fueron sometidos a un juicio público en el que se les acusó de actividades contra el Partido Comunista Chino

La banda de los cuatro: Jiang Qing, Zhang Chungiao, Yao Wenyuan y Wang Hongwen. En 1981 fueron sometidos a un juicio público en el que se les acusó de actividades contra el Partido Comunista Chino

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.

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.

Derzhen (Abraxsis) [德珍 繪館 or Jiang Qing Yi or Der Jen], a woman-paiter, was born in 1974 in Taipei (Taiwan)

Derzhen (Abraxsis) [德珍 繪館 or Jiang Qing Yi or Der Jen], a woman-paiter, was born in 1974 in Taipei (Taiwan)

"Learn from the valiant standard-bearer of the Great Cultural Revolution, comrade Jiang Qing, and pay her respect!", ca. 1967

"Learn from the valiant standard-bearer of the Great Cultural Revolution, comrade Jiang Qing, and pay her respect!", ca. 1967

Mao with his fourth wife, Jiang Qing, called "Madame Mao", 1946- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mao with his fourth wife, Jiang Qing, called "Madame Mao", 1946- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jiang Qing and Mao Zedong, 1945.

Jiang Qing and Mao Zedong, 1945.