Offices are those held at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, unless other-
wise indicated. A rough guide to Chinese pronunciation: q = ch, x = sh. The
sources consulted in preparation of the following biographical sketches include
Sheng Ping, ed., Zhongguo gongchandang renming da cidian (Large Biographical
Dictionary of the CCP) (Beijing: Zhongguo guoji guangbo chubanshe, 1991);
Zhongguo gongchandang lishi da cidian (Large Encyclopedia of the History of
the CCP) (Beijing: Zhonggong zhongyang dangxiao chubanshe, 1991); Lijie
Zhonggong zhongyang weiyuanhui renming cidian (Biographical Dictionary of
the Members of Successive CCP Central Committees) (Beijing: Zhonggong
dangshi chubanshe, 1992); Dubao shouce (Newspaper Reader's Handbook)
AN ZIWEN (1909–1980) Member of eighth CCP Central Committee and director of the Central Organization Department. Purged in Cultural Revolution as one of the "Sixty-one Renegades," a group of CCP cadres released from KMT prisons on the eve of the Sino-Japanese War.
Bo YIBO (1908-) Alternate member of CCP Politburo, vice premier, and director of the State Economic Commission. Purged in Cultural Revolution as one of the "Sixtyone Renegades," a group of CCP cadres released from KMT prisons on the eve of the Sino-Japanese War. Returned to influence after Mao's death.
CAO DIQIU (1909–1976) A senior member of the Shanghai party and city mayor on the eve of the Cultural Revolution, he fell when Zhang Chunqiao engineered the collapse of the Shanghai leadership in 1967.
CAO YIOU (1903–1989) Wife of Kang Sheng, who was sent by her husband to Peking University campus in the spring of 1966 to stir up opposition to the school's leadership.
CHEN BODA (1904–1989) Alternate member of CCP Politburo, editor of Red Flag, and one of Mao Zedong's ghostwriters. Appointed director of the Central Cultural Revolution Group in May 1966. Promoted to Politburo Standing Committee at Elev