Chen Zaidao (1909-1993)

The Cultural Revolution in Images -- Caricature-Posters from Guangzhou 1966-1977

Chen Zaidao 陳再道 (1909-1993) was a general and a commander of the Wuhan Military Region between 1954 and 1967. In July 1967, he was involved in the arrest of two key CCP leaders, Xie Fuzhi 謝富治 (1909-1972) and Wang Li 王力 (1922-1996), sent to Wuhan to solve the increasingly violent confrontation between rival Red Guards. The event, known as the “Wuhan Incident” lead to the imprisonment of Chen Zaidao, who was released only after the “Lin Biao incident” in 1971.

(MacFarquahar and Shoenhals, 2006: 210-214; 466-467)


MacFarquhar Roderik and Michael Schoenhals. Mao’s Last Revolution. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006.