Pingjiang County

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Pingjiang County
平江县
County
Pingjiang is located in Hunan
Pingjiang
Pingjiang
Location in Hunan
Coordinates: 28°45′50″N 113°40′01″E / 28.764°N 113.667°E / 28.764; 113.667Coordinates: 28°45′50″N 113°40′01″E / 28.764°N 113.667°E / 28.764; 113.667
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hunan
Prefecture-level city Yueyang
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Pingjiang County (simplified Chinese: 平江县; traditional Chinese: 平江縣; pinyin: Píngjiāng xiàn) is under the administration of Yueyang, Hunan province, China. It occupies the southeastern corner of Yueyang City, and borders the prefecture-level cities of Xianning (Hubei) to the northeast, Jiujiang and Yichun (Jiangxi) to the east, and Changsha to the south.

Administration[edit]

The county executive, legislature and judiciary are in Hanchang Town, together with the CPC and PSB branches.

Towns (镇, zhen)[edit]

  • Hanchang (汉昌) - on National Route 106
  • Meixian (梅仙) - on 106
  • Nanjiang (南江) - on 106
  • Anding (安定) - on 106
  • Sanshi (三市)
  • Jiayi (加义)
  • Changshou (长寿)
  • Longmen (龙门)
  • Hongqiao (虹桥) - see below
  • Tongshi (童市)
  • Cenchuan (岑川)
  • Wushi (伍市) - on the G4 or [Bei]jing-Zhu[hai] Expressway
  • Xiangjia (向家) - on the G4
  • Wukou (浯口)
  • Wengjiang (瓮江)

History[edit]

In the Chinese Civil War, Pingjiang was a part of the Hunan-Hubei-Jiangxi Revolutionary Base Area (湘鄂赣革命根据地), and, from 1931 November, of the Hunan-Hubei-Jiangxi Soviet (湘鄂赣苏维埃)

The Communist Marshal Peng Dehuai was a Kuomintang Colonel in 1928, when he was stationed in Pingjiang with orders to eliminate local groups of communist guerrillas who had fled to the area following Chiang Kai-shek's nationwide suppression of Communists. Because Peng had secretly joined the Chinese Communist Party he instead kept his unit passive and began to organize local Communist Party branches. Peng rebelled against the Kuomintang in 28 July 1928, beginning his career as a military leader in the Red Army from his base in Pingjiang. Some of Peng's subordinates in the rebellion survived and became important military figures themselves, including generals Huang Kecheng and Peng Shaohui.[1]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Domes, Jurgen. Peng Te-huai: The Man and the Image, London: C. Hurst & Company. 1985. ISBN 0-905838-99-8. pp.17-20, 49

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