Pai Tzu-li

Pai Tzu-li (pinyin: Bai Zili) was a Chinese Muslim general of the 36th Division (National Revolutionary Army), who served under Generals Ma Zhongying and Ma Hushan. He was the secretary to Ma Zhongying and his age was estimated to be about 40.[1] He was then Chief of Staff to General Ma Hushan and persuaded him to attack Kashgar in 1937.[2]

Pai Tzu-li
BornGansu
Died1937
Xinjiang
AllegianceFlag of the Republic of China Republic of China
Years of service1929–1937
RankGeneral
Unit36th Division (National Revolutionary Army)
Commands heldGeneral in the 36th Division (National Revolutionary Army)
Battles/warsKumul Rebellion, Xinjiang War (1937)

On September 1, 1937, Pai withdrew to Karghalik at the head of the Tungan 1st brigade. On the 7th of September, Pai, along with Ma Ju-lung and Ma Hushan deserted their men and fled across the mountains to India.[3]

Pai was said to have been shot on the road by Ma Hushan, and did not reach India.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Andrew D. W. Forbes (1986). Warlords and Muslims in Chinese Central Asia: a political history of Republican Sinkiang 1911-1949. Cambridge, England: CUP Archive. p. 309. ISBN 0-521-25514-7. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
  2. ^ Andrew D. W. Forbes (1986). Warlords and Muslims in Chinese Central Asia: a political history of Republican Sinkiang 1911-1949. Cambridge, England: CUP Archive. p. 142. ISBN 0-521-25514-7. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
  3. ^ Andrew D. W. Forbes (1986). Warlords and Muslims in Chinese Central Asia: a political history of Republican Sinkiang 1911-1949. Cambridge, England: CUP Archive. p. 144. ISBN 0-521-25514-7. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
  4. ^ Andrew D. W. Forbes (1986). Warlords and Muslims in Chinese Central Asia: a political history of Republican Sinkiang 1911-1949. Cambridge, England: CUP Archive. p. 310. ISBN 0-521-25514-7. Retrieved 2010-06-28.

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