Lin, Zhao, 1932-1968

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Chinese dissident poet; prisoner, 1960-1968.

From the description of Lin Zhao papers, 1934-1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864916

Biographical/Historical Note

  • 1932, December 12: Born, as Peng Lingzhao, in Jiangsu, Suzhou Province, China.
  • 1943 - 1949 : Attended Cuiying Private Secondary School and Jinghai Women?s Teachers College in Suzhou
  • 1950 August - 1952 May : Participated in the Sunan rural land reform movement
  • 1954: Admitted to Peking University?s (PKU) School of Journalism where she was editor of the Poetry Society's PKU Poetry Journal
  • 1957: Condemned to three years of labor reeducation camp
  • 1960 Spring: Allowed to return to Shanghai for medical treatment; founded Xinghuo magazine
  • 1960 October: Accused of founding a counter-revolutionary group; arrested and detained at Shanghai Number One Detention House, Shanghai Number Two Detention House and Shanghai Municipal Jail
  • 1962 Spring: Released on bail for medical rehabilitation
  • 1962 December: Incarcerated a second time in Shanghai, China. Staged multiple hunger strikes and attempted suicide while in prison
  • 1965 May 31: Condemned to 20 years of imprisonment
  • 1968, April 29: Executed, Shanghai Airport, China

From the guide to the Lin Zhao papers, 1958-1982, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Birth 1932-12-16

Death 1968-04-29



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