Kang Keqing

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Kang.
Kang Keqing
First lady of the PRC (de facto) [1]
In office
17 January 1975 [2] – 6 July 1976
Chairperson of the All-China Women's Federation
In office
Personal details
Born (1911-09-07)7 September 1911
Died 22 April 1992(1992-04-22) (aged 80)
Spouse(s) Zhu De

Kang Keqing (Chinese: 康克清; pinyin: Kāng Kèqīng; September 7, 1911 – April 22, 1992) was a politician of the People's Republic of China, and the wife of Zhu De.

She was born as Kang Guixiu (康桂秀) in Wan'an, Jiangxi Province. During the Cultural Revolution, Kang was under house arrest. She was later rehabilitated. She served as vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), chairman of the All-China Women's Federation, and president of Soong Ching-ling Foundation.

Kang was a member of the 11th and 12th Central Committees of the Communist Party of China.


  1. ^ The position of Chairman was officially abolished in 1975 and the functions of head of State were formally transmitted to the chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress until Song Qingling became Honorary President in 1981.
  2. ^ Zhu De was re-elected as Chairman of the NPCSC