Shi Liang
Shiliang on Tian
Born(1900-03-27)March 27, 1900
DiedSeptember 6, 1985(1985-09-06) (aged 85)
NationalityChinese
CitizenshipQing Empire

Republic of China

People's Republic of China

Shi Liang (Chinese: 史良; pinyin: Shǐ Liáng; Wade–Giles: Shih Liang; March 27, 1900 – September 6, 1985) was a prominent lawyer and activist of the Republic of China. She was the only woman arrested in what was known as the Seven Gentlemen Incident on the eve of war with Japan in 1936. In 1949, she became the first Minister of Justice of the People's Republic of China.

Biography

Shi Liang was born in Changzhou, Jiangsu in 1900. She was educated in Shanghai and became a lawyer there. She and another six intellectuals were arrested by Chiang Kai-shek’s government in 1936, in what is known as the Seven Gentlemen Incident.[1]

Shi was the first Minister of Justice of the People's Republic of China from 1949 to 1959.[2]

Cai Chang and Shi Liang on Tian'anmen, 1950
Cai Chang and Shi Liang on Tian'anmen, 1950

Citations

  1. ^ Shan (2013), pp. 51–77.
  2. ^ Lee (2016), pp. 454–455.

General references

Legal offices Preceded byNew office Minister of Justice 1949–1959 Succeeded byWei Wenbo Party political offices Preceded byYang Mingxuan Chairperson of China Democratic League 1979–1985 Succeeded byHu Yuzhi