Picture Album Published to Mark Deng Yingchao's Birthday

 January 14, 2014


Picture Album Published to Mark Deng Yingchao's Birthday
Deng Yingchao in her school years [dangshi.people.com.cn]

To commemorate the 110th anniversary of the birth of Deng Yingchao, Liaoning People's Publishing House recently published a picture album titled Biography of Deng Yingchao, which highlights Deng's dedication as China's first Prime Minister Zhou Enlai's wife and her ordinary yet great life.

Deng Yingchao (1903-1992) was a veteran Chinese Communist Party (CCP) member, who had been actively involved in the party since the early days of the organization and had even joined and survived the Red Army's Long March. She had occupied various official positions in the Central Committee of the CCP and the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. Many of her activities had to do with the protection of the wellbeing and rights of women and children. One of her roles was as the chairperson of the Women's Federation, in which she served from 1949-1978. In the early 1950s, Deng played an important role in formulating and publicizing the Marriage Law.

But most importantly, Deng had been married to Zhou Enlai. Having married in 1925, the couple remained childless, but had adopted many orphaned children of 'revolutionary martyrs' over the years. One of their children later went on to become the former Premier Li Peng.

Biography of Deng Yingchao selects many precious historical photos. Many of them have been published for the first time. This book relies on the authoritative institutions and years of expert analysis.


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