Xinhai Revolution in Xinjiang

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Xinhai Revolution in Xinjiang
Part of Xinhai Revolution
Date 1911-1912
Location Xinjiang
Result Yang Zengxin Victory
Qing dynasty Qing Empire Chinese-army Wuhan flag (1911-1928) 18 dots.svg Gelaohui and Ili Revolutionaires
Commanders and leaders
Qing dynasty Yuan Dahua

Qing dynasty Yang Zengxin
Qing dynasty Ma Fuxing
Qing dynasty Ma Shaowu
Qing dynasty Yang Zengxin

Chinese-army Wuhan flag (1911-1928) 18 dots.svg
Several thousand Provincial Chinese troops

Manchu bannermen
Uyghur Cavalry
chinese muslim troops under the personal command of Yang Zengxin

Gelaohui rebels and Ili Revolutionaries
Casualties and losses
Thousands dead

The Xinhai Revolution in Xinjiang refers to the fighting that took place in Xinjiang during the Xinhai Revolution.


The last Qing dynasty governor Yuan Dahua fled and handed over his resignation to Yang Zengxin because he could not handle fighting the revolutionaries and did not want to work for the Republic of China.[1] The Ili revolutionaries and the Gelaohui were eliminated by Yang. Yang appointed Ma Fuxing as military commander of 2,000 Chinese Muslim troops, to crush Yang's rivals. President Yuan Shikai recognized his rule, appointing him Governor of Xinjiang.[2]

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  1. ^ James A. Millward (2007). Eurasian crossroads: a history of Xinjiang. Columbia University Press. p. 168. ISBN 0-231-13924-1. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  2. ^ Andrew D. W. Forbes (1986). Warlords and Muslims in Chinese Central Asia: a political history of Republican Sinkiang 1911-1949. Cambridge, England: CUP Archive. p. 12. ISBN 0-521-25514-7. Retrieved 2010-06-28.