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Ma Bukang (traditional Chinese: 馬步康; simplified Chinese: 马步康; pinyin: Mǎ Bùkāng; Wade–Giles: Ma Pu-k’ang, Xiao'erjing: ﻣَﺎ ﺑُﻮْ ﻛْﺎ‎) was a Chinese Muslim General and Warlord and a member of the Ma Clique. Ma Bukang led a military force around Gansu in the Republic of China.[1] His nickname was Little Big Horse.[2] He controlled western Gansu after his cousin Ma Zhongying disappeared and left it vacant.[3]

Ma Bukang
馬步康
Nickname(s)Little Big Horse
BornGansu
AllegianceFlag of the Republic of China Republic of China
Years of service1930s–1949
Rankgeneral
Battles/warsSecond Sino-Japanese War, Chinese Civil War, Meridian Ridge Campaign

Ma Bukang and Ma Bufang were having a discussion on Ma Biao when Japanese warplanes bombed Xining.[4]

He commanded the 8th Cavalry Division during World War II against the Japanese.[5][6] Ma Bukang succeeded his relative Ma Biao as 8th Cavalry Division commander in the summer of 1942 and proceeded to battle the Japanese.[7]

He fought against the Communists during the Meridian Ridge Campaign. He then fled to Saudi Arabia with Ma Bufang, however, after one year, they then moved to Cairo, Egypt.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John DeFrancis (1993). In the footsteps of Genghis Khan. University of Hawaii Press. p. 221. ISBN 0-8248-1493-2. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
  2. ^ John DeFrancis (1993). In the footsteps of Genghis Khan. University of Hawaii Press. p. 227. ISBN 0-8248-1493-2. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
  3. ^ John DeFrancis (1993). In the footsteps of Genghis Khan. University of Hawaii Press. p. 229. ISBN 0-8248-1493-2. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
  4. ^ http://3g.nuoha.net/www/book/157471/00037.html
  5. ^ Steen Ammentorp (2000–2009). "The Generals of WWII Generals from China Ma Bukang". Retrieved 31 October 2010.
  6. ^ Charles D. Pettibone (May 2013). The Organization and Order of Battle of Militaries in World War II: Volume VIII ? China. Trafford Publishing. pp. 468–. ISBN 978-1-4669-9646-5.
  7. ^ http://military.china.com/zh_cn/dljl/krzz/01/11044207/20080919/15096066.html
  8. ^ Lillian Craig Harris (1993). China considers the Middle East. Tauris. p. 66. ISBN 1-85043-598-7. Retrieved 2010-06-28.