Hu Yepin

Hu Yeh-p'in (1907-7 February 1931), writer and companion of Ting Ling (q.v.). He became an ardent Communist and an official of the League of Left-Wing Writers. After his arrest and execution by the Nationalists, he became known as one of the five martyrs of the League of Left-Wing Writers. Foochow, Fukien, was the birthplace of […]

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Dong Xianguang

Tung Hsien-kuang (9 November 1887-), known as Hollington Tong, American-trained journalist and biographer of Chiang Kai-shek who served during the Sino-Japanese war as vice minister of information at Chungking and a principal source of news for Western correspondents stationed there. Tong served as Chinese Nationalist ambassador in Japan from 1952 to 1956 and in the […]

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Mao Zedong

Mao Tse-tung 毛澤東 T. Jun-chih 潤之 Mao Tse-tung (26 December 1893-), leader of the Chinese Communist party and founder of the People's Republic of China. Shaoshan, Hsiangt'an hsien, Hunan, was the birthplace of Mao Tse-tung. This agriculturally productive and culturally advanced section of Hunan produced two of the outstanding scholargenerals of the late Ch'ing period, […]

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