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Lu Han (Chinese: 盧漢; pinyin: Lù Hán; 6 February 1895 – 13 May 1974)[1] was a KMT general of Yi ethnicity.[2]

Lu Han
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Lu Han
Governor of Yunnan
In office
1 December 1945 – 9 December 1949
Preceded byLi Zonghuang
Succeeded byLi Mi
Personal details
Born(1895-02-06)6 February 1895
Died13 May 1974(1974-05-13) (aged 79)
Political party(Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang) (?-1949) Communist Party of China (1949-1974)
Alma materMilitary Academy of Yunnan
Military service
AllegianceFlag of the Republic of China Republic of China
 People's Republic of China
Years of service1922-1949
Lu Han
Traditional Chinese盧漢
Simplified Chinese卢汉

Lu Han graduated from Yunnan Military Academy. He was commander of the First Group Army in the Second Sino-Japanese War.[3]


Lu was a member of the Kuomintang, and he provided support to the Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang. Lu commanded Chinese forces occupying Indochina after the Japanese surrendered.[4]

In 1946 his forces occupied northern Vietnam for six months, between the Japanese surrender and the return of French colonial forces to the area. He was a cousin of Long Yun and succeeded him as governor of Yunnan from 1945-1949.[5] Lu Han defected to the Communist Party of China in 1949.[6]


  1. ^ Malcolm Lamb (2003). Directory of officials and organizations in China, Volume 1. M.E. Sharpe. p. 1733. ISBN 0-7656-1020-5. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
  2. ^ Helen Rees (2000). Echoes of history: Naxi music in modern China. Oxford University Press US. p. 14. ISBN 0-19-512950-4. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
  3. ^ Paul Preston; Michael Partridge; Antony Best. British documents on foreign affairs: reports and papers from the Foreign Office confidential print. From 1946 through 1950. Asia, Volume 2. University Publications of America. p. 63. ISBN 1-55655-768-X.
  4. ^ Archimedes L. A. Patti (1980). Why Viet Nam?: Prelude to America's albatross. University of California Press. p. 487. ISBN 0-520-04156-9.
  5. ^ Peter M. Worthing (2001). Occupation and revolution: China and the Vietnamese August revolution of 1945. Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley. p. 67. ISBN 1-55729-072-5. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
  6. ^ Graham Hutchings (2003). Modern China: A Guide to a Century of Change. Harvard University Press. p. 483. ISBN 0-674-01240-2.

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