Peter H.L. and Edith Chang papers, 1930s-2001.
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Chinese political and military leader; head of state, 1928-1949; president of Taiwan, 1949-1975. From the description of Chiang Kai-shek diaries, 1917-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872867 1909-1911 served in the Japanese army; 1911 founding member of the Kuomintang; 1913-1916 participated in revolution against Yuan Shikai; 1923 commandant of military academy at Whampoa; ?1925 commander-in-chief of the National Revolutionary Army; 1927-1937 leader of th...
Peter Chang (his name also rendered as Zhang Xueliang, and Chang Hsueh-liang) was born in Manchuria in 1901 and died in Hawaii in 2001. After his father Chang Tso-lin Zhang Zuolin, a leading war-lord known as the Old Marshal, was assassinated in 1928 by the Japanese, Chang took his place as the Young Marshal, becoming one of the most powerful military figures in China. In 1930 Chang became Deputy Commander in Chief of the Chinese Armed Forces. In 1933 he traveled to Euro...