Xu Haidong

Hsü Hai-tung ( 1900-), Chinese Communist guerrilla leader in Hupeh whose peasant selfdefense corps grew to become the Fourth Front Army. The Huangp'i district of Hupeh was the birthplace of Hsü Hai-tung. His father and his five elder brothers were potters. Hsü attended a local primary school for about three years. At the age of […]

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Gao Gang

Kao Kang (1902-1954?), Chinese Communist guerrilla leader who helped establish the northern Shensi base area. From 1949 to 1953 he was the senior Communist official in the Northeast. He disappeared in 1954, and he and Jao Shu-shih (q.v.) were charged in 1955 with having formed an "anti-party alliance." The son of a landholder in Hengshan, […]

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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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