“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Jiang Qing (Chinese Revolutionary)
Date of Death:
May 14, 1991
Lĭ Shūméng , known by the stage name Lán Píng during her acting career but most commonly referred to by her revolutionary pseudonym as Jiāng Qīng , was the last wife of Chairman Mao Zedong of the People's Republic of China. Therefore, she is sometimes also referred to as Madame Mao in Western literature. Having married Mao in Yan'an in November 1938, she was Communist China's first first lady. Jiang Qing was most well-known for leading the Cultural Revolution and for forming the radical Maoist political alliance known as the "Gang of Four". During the Cultural Revolution Jiang Qing was named as the "Great Flag-carrier of the Proletarian Culture" , and became a prominent leader along with her colleague Lin Biao in state affairs. During the last years of Mao's life, Jiang Qing also served as his principal aide.