Zhuo Lin

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Zhuo Lin
Madame Zhuo Lin during the Sino-American signing ceremony. - NARA - 183287 (cropped).tif
Zhuo Lin in 1979, during a visit to the US
Spouse of the paramount leader of China
In role
Preceded byHan Zhijun
Succeeded byWang Yeping
Personal details
BornApril 6, 1916
Xuanwei, Yunnan
DiedJuly 29, 2009(2009-07-29) (aged 93)
Beijing, China
Spouse(s)Deng Xiaoping (1939-1997; widowed)
Zhuo Lin

Zhuo Lin (April 6, 1916 – July 29, 2009) was the third and last wife of Deng Xiaoping, former Paramount leader of China.[1]

Born Pu Qiongying (simplified Chinese: 浦琼英; traditional Chinese: 浦瓊英; pinyin: Pǔ Qióngyīng) in Xuanwei, Yunnan province, she was the daughter of an industrialist. She became a member of the Communist Party of China in 1938.

In 1939 she married Deng in front of Mao Zedong's cave dwelling in Yan'an. They had five children - three daughters (Deng Lin, Deng Nan, Deng Rong) and two sons (Deng Pufang, Deng Zhifang).

She died on July 29, 2009, aged 93, in Beijing.


  1. ^ Vogel, Ezra F. (2011). Deng Xiaoping and the transformation of China. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674055445. OCLC 754841335. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Han Zhijun
Spouse of the paramount leader
Succeeded by
Wang Yeping