Wang Li (politician)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wang.

Wang Li (Chinese: 王力; 1922–1996) was a propagandist and prominent member of the Cultural Revolution Group. He was originally from Huai'an, Jiangsu province. He gained prominence during the early stages of the Cultural Revolution as a major leader of the radical group. However, he was arrested by Chen Zaidao during the Wuhan Incident in July 1967 and was purged for "ultra-leftism" shortly afterwards.


  • Wang Li; Michael Schoenhals, ed. An insider's account of the Cultural Revolution: Wang Li's memoirs. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1994. p. 96
  • Memoirs of Wang Li, published in Chinese Law and Government, vol. 27, no. 6.