Deng Fa

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Deng.
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Deng Yuanzhao or Deng Fa (simplified Chinese: 邓发; traditional Chinese: 鄧發; pinyin: Dèng Fā; Jyutping: Dang6 Faat3) (March 7, 1906 – August 4, 1946) was an early leader of the Chinese Communist Party. He was born in Yuncheng District, Yunfu, Guangdong, and participated in the Canton–Hong Kong strike and the Guangzhou Uprising in his youth. He later engaged in underground work in Guangzhou and Hong Kong for the CCP, and become Party Committee Secretary of Guangzhou and Hong Kong and head of the Organisation Department in Guangdong. After 1931, he was active in the Jiangxi–Fujian Soviet and worked as the Party Committee Secretary of Fujian, and head of the State Political Security Bureau. He later assisted in the war, becoming the Political Director of the Shaan-Gan Army's 3rd Column, in charge of the secret police. His handling of the position earned him the nickname of China's Dzerzhinsky; he was present in the Long March. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, he was appointed representative of the CCP to Xinjiang, and among other positions, became the fifth president of the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the highest training center for party workers and leaders. Deng served as principal from 1939 to 1942. He died in a plane crash in 1946, along with other senior Communist leaders including Ye Ting, Bo Gu, and Wang Ruofei.

Party political offices
Preceded by
Kang Sheng
President of the Central Party School
Succeeded by
Mao Zedong

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