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Fu Tso-yi (1895-1974)


Photograph of Fu Tso-yi

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Fu Tso-yi (Fu Zuoyi) began his military career in the warlord forces of Yen Hsi-shan in Shansi province and, though he was regarded as having distinguished himself during Chiang's Northern Expedition, he later joined a failed coup against Chiang in 1929. During the 1930s he became close to Chang Hsueh-liang, the "Young Marshall" of Manchuria, and rose to the governorship of Suiyuan province. He was widely admired for his defense of the province against a Japanese expedition in 1936, but not universally admired: Dorn (1974) scorned him as a typical peasant warlord.

Fu commanded 7 Army Group when war broke out in the Pacific War, and eventually rose to command of 12 War Area (Suiyuan and Chahar).

Postwar Fu became disillusioned with Chiang and secretly arranged the surrender of the Peiping garrison on 31 January 1949. He was subsequently rewarded with high postings in the Chinese Communist government.

Service record

1895  

Born
1928
Major general     
Commander, Tientsin Garrison Command
1929
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 10 Army
1930

Commander, 35 Army
1931

Chairman, Suiyuan Province
1933

Commander, 7 Army Group
1939

Commander, 7 Army Group / Deputy Commander, 8 War Area
1945
General
Commander, 12 War Area
1945

Director, Kalgan Pacification Headquarters
1946

Chairman, Chahar Province
1947

Commander, General Headquarters for Bandit Supression, North China
1949

Defects to the Chinese Communists
1974

Dies

References

Dorn (1974)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-5-5)

Wilson (1999; accessed 2012-11-17)


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