Historical BackGround

  • Communist Party

    The Communist Party took over China in 1949.
  • Cultural Revolution Launched

    THe ensuing power struggle among the Communist leaders resulted in Mao Zedong launching the Cultural Revolution in 1966.
  • CUltural Revolution End

    The worst abuses stopped, the politically charged atmosphere continued. (date unavaliable)
  • Mao Died

    Mao died after the Cultual Revolution ended.
  • Jiang Qing

    She was sentenced to death then later changed to life inprisonment and was reported comitting suicide. She was Mao's wife.