Posts tagged: Jiang Qing

J is for Jiang Qing

Jiang Qing on the cover of a film magazine

Jiang Qing was just one of the eight names borne during her lifetime of the woman you might know better as Madame Mao, poster girl of the Chinese cultural revolution and one of the infamous Gang of Four.

Born Li-Jinhai in 1914 in the Shandong province of eastern China, Jiang Qing endured a childhood of poverty and neglect. Her mother was a concubine with little time for her daughter, while her father was an abusive alcoholic. Read more ›››