He Yingqin (Ho Ying-ch’in) (1890–1987)

Nationalist Chinese Army general. Born into a landowning family in Xinyi (Hsing-i), Guizhou (Kweichow) Province on 2 April 1890, He Yingqin (Ho Ying-ch’in) received a thorough military education in both Chinese and Japanese military schools. After the outbreak of the Chinese Revolution in 1911, he returned to China and joined the revolutionary forces in Shanghai, […]

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LI HONGZHANG and EFFORTS TO STRENGTHEN CHINA’S MILITARY FORCES

Chinese statesman Li Hongzhang, c. 1890. Despite his notable losses during the Sino-Japanese War, Li Hongzhang nonetheless remains an important general in Chinese military history for his efforts at modernizing the Chinese army. As a viceroy for the imperial court, Li attempted to strengthen China’s standing in the region through diplomatic ties with Western nations, […]

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