A propaganda painting pointing the finger at the Gang of Four. STEFAN LANDSBERGER COLLECTION.

The Gang of Four (siren bang) is the name given to the four most influential supporters of the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966–1976), namely Zhang Chunqiao, Yao Wenyuan, Wang Hongwen, and Jiang Qing. Their arrest in 1976 represented the end of the Cultural Revolution, according to the Chinese Communist Party’s version of history.

The Gang of Four (siren

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:05-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, Governance|Comments Off on Gang of Four (Sìrénbāng 四人帮)|Sìrénbāng 四人帮 (Gang of Four)

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