Jin Shuren

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Jin Shuren
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Jin Shuren
Governor of Xinjiang
In office
July 7, 1928 – April 1933
Preceded by Yang Zengxin
Succeeded by Liu Wen-lung (劉文龍)
Personal details
Born 1879
Gansu, Qing dynasty
Died 1941
Republic of China
Nationality Chinese
Residence Urumqi

Jin Shuren (traditional Chinese: 金樹仁; simplified Chinese: 金树仁; pinyin: Jīn Shùrén; Wade–Giles: Chin Shu-jen; 1879–1941) was a Han Chinese born in Gansu,[1] was the warlord governor of Xinjiang, succeeding Yang Zengxin when Yang was assassinated in 1928. Jin's rule of Xinjiang for about a half-decade was characterized by strife caused by corruption, suppression and disruption. Ethnic and religious conflicts were intensified and resulted in numerous riots against his regime and his eventual downfall. Jin confiscated the local Turkic lands in order to redistribute them to the Chinese, but he gave these lands to his personal associates. The deception caused the Chinese to become the targets of hatred. Jin also favored the Han over the Turkic (such as the Uighurs) and intensified ethnic conflicts between the Uighurs and Chinese. In April 1933 Jin's White Russian troops changed allegiance, encouraged revolt in Xinjiang, ended his reign and forced him to flee to the USSR. He was succeeded by Sheng Shicai.[2] Jin incurred the wrath of the Kuomintang (KMT) when, without approval, he signed an arms treaty with the Soviet Union. Tungan Gen. Ma Zhongying allied himself with the KMT and his troops became the 36th Division of the National Revolutionary Army (NRA). Ma was ordered to overthrow Jin.[3] Jin was overthrown after the First Battle of Urumqi (1933) by White Russian troops under Col. Pappengut. When he returned to China in October 1933 he was arrested by the KMT, brought to trial in March 1935 and sentenced to 3-1/2 years imprisonment. However, the KMT pardoned him on 10 October 1935 and he was released from prison the next day.[3]:376[4][5]


  1. ^ Who's who in China; biographies of Chinese. Suppl. to 4th ed. Shanghai: THE CHINA WEEKLY REVIEW. 1933. p. 22. 
  2. ^ S. Frederick Starr (2004). Xinjiang: China's Muslim Borderland. M.E. Sharpe. p. 71. ISBN 0-7656-1318-2. 
  3. ^ a b 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. 106. ISBN 0-521-25514-7. 
  4. ^ Aitchen Wu, Aichen Wu (1984). Turkistan Tumult. Oxford University Press. p. 278. ISBN 0-19-583839-4. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  5. ^ Who's Who in China; Biographies of Chinese leaders. Shanghai: THE CHINA WEEKLY REVIEW. 1936. p. 52.