Ma Yuanxiang

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Ma Yuanxiang, 馬元祥
Born 1897
Died 1953
Allegiance Flag of the Republic of China Republic of China
Years of service 1938 - 1953
Rank Lieutenant General
Battles/wars Second Sino-Japanese War
Kuomintang Islamic Insurgency in China (1950–1958)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ma.

Ma Yuanxiang (1897–1953; simplified Chinese: 马元祥; traditional Chinese: 馬元祥; pinyin: Mǎ Yuánxiáng; Wade–Giles: Ma Yüan-hsiang)[1] was a Chinese Muslim General and a member of the Ma Clique.

He was related to the Ma family clique.[2] He served for many years in Qinghai in the National Revolutionary Army. After pretending to surrender to the People's Liberation Army in 1949, he broke loose in 1950 and started the insurgency. He became a subordinate officer to Ma Liang, he Commanded the 102nd Detachment, South-western Nationalist Underground Army.[3] Ma Yuanxiang and Ma Liang (general) wreaked havoc on the Communist forces during the Kuomintang Islamic Insurgency in China (1950–1958). In 1953, Mao Zedong was compelled to take radical action against them.[4] He was then killed by communist forces in battle in 1953.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hsiao-ting Lin (2010). Modern China's Ethnic Frontiers: A Journey to the West. Taylor & Francis. p. 126. ISBN 0-415-58264-4. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  2. ^ Hsiao-ting Lin (2010). Modern China's Ethnic Frontiers: A Journey to the West. Taylor & Francis. p. xxi. ISBN 0-415-58264-4. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  3. ^ Steen Ammentorp (2000–2009). "The Generals of WWII Generals from China Ma Yuanxiang". Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Hsiao-ting Lin (2010). Modern China's Ethnic Frontiers: A Journey to the West. Taylor & Francis. p. 122. ISBN 0-415-58264-4. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  5. ^ Steen Ammentorp (2000–2009). "The Generals of WWII Generals from China Ma Yuanxiang". Retrieved 31 October 2010.