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.
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
Mass Persecution — Some Examples
Rebellion Plot in Shanghai
Framing Senior Officers and Other People
Attempt to Assassinate Chairman Mao
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
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
Written Judgement of the Special Court Under the Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China
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- © Pergamon 1981
- 1st January 1981
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