Madame Mao (Jiang Qing), at the age of sixty-seven, testifying in her defense during the Gang of Four Trial. The trials were televised nationwide, and parts of the 20,000-word indictments of the four were printed in Chinese newspapers. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
China’s first comprehensive legal code was set forth during the Tang dynasty (618–907 CE) and served as the model for many years of imperial rule. Traditionally, Confucianism played a huge role in ensuring