A Great Trial in Chinese History - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080279183, 9781483279411

A Great Trial in Chinese History

1st Edition

The Trial of the Lin Biao and Jiang Qing Counter-Revolutionary Cliques, Nov. 1980 - Jan. 1981

Authors: Unknown Author
eBook ISBN: 9781483279411
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 250
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A Great Trial in Chinese History: The Trial of the Lin Biao and Jiang Qing Counter-Revolutionary Cliques, Nov. 1980 - Jan. 1981 focuses on the influence of the trial of the two cliques of Lin Biao and Jiang Qing on Chinese law, particularly the separation of criminal and political liabilities.

The book first underscores the setting up of a Special Procuratorate and special court, defense lawyers, and start of trial and highlights of court investigation. Discussions focus on the framing and persecution of state chairman Liu Shaoqi, false charges against Premier Zhou Enlai, frame-ups by Jiang Qing, rebellion plot in Shanghai, and counter-revolutionary propaganda. The text then examines court debate, including the denial of Huang Yongsheng as the chief culprit, the request of Chen Boda for leniency, the silence of Zhang Chunqiao, and the guilty plea of Wang Hongwen.

The publication takes a look at the judgment of the court, comments, and documents. Topics include articles of China's criminal law relevant to the judgment of the Lin-Jiang case; milestone in socialist democracy and socialist legality; and indictment of the Special Procuratorate under the Supreme People's Procuratorate of the People's Republic of China.

The manuscript is a vital source of data for historians and readers interested in the Lin Biao and Jiang Qing trial.

Table of Contents

Reflections Of A Judge — By Way of a Preface

From Indictment To Trial

Special Procuratorate and Special Court Set Up (Compositions of the Special Procuratorate and the Special Court)

Four Major Charges (The Grim Statistics)

Defence Lawyers (Name List)

The Trial Begins (Principal Members of the Lin Biao and Jiang Qing Counter-Revolutionary Cliques)

Highlights Of Court Investigation

The Framing and Persecution of State Chairman Liu Shaoqi

False Charges Against Premier Zhou Enlai

More Frame-Ups by Jiang Qing

Ransacking Shanghai Artists' Homes

Inciting Violence

Counter-Revolutionary Propaganda

Mass Persecution — Some Examples

Rebellion Plot in Shanghai

Framing Senior Officers and Other People

Attempt to Assassinate Chairman Mao

Court Debate

Jiang Qing: "Without Law, Without Heaven"

Zhang Chunqiao: Silent Throughout

Yao Wenyuan: Admitting "Mistakes"

Wang Hongwen: Pleading Guilty

Chen Boda: Requesting Leniency

Huang Yongsheng: Denying Role as Chief Culprit

Wu Faxian: "I Hate Myself"

Li Zuopeng: "Basically" Accepting Indictment

Qiu Huizuo: "Always Consider Myself Guilty"

Jiang Tengjiao: Ready to Atone for Crimes

Court Judgement

The Trial Concludes

Articles of China's Criminal Law Relevant to the Judgement of the Lin-Jiang Case


Milestone in Socialist Democracy and Socialist Legality

Interviews with Noted Jurists Zhang Youyu, Wang Hanbin, Liu Fuzhi and Qiu Shaoheng


Indictment of the Special Procuratorate Under the Supreme People's Procuratorate of the People's Republic of China

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