Yuan shuai (元帥) was a Chinese military rank that corresponds to a marshal in other nations. It was given to distinguished generals during China's dynastic and republican periods. A higher level rank of da yuan shuai (大元帥), which corresponds to generalissimo was proposed for Chairman Mao who never accepted it.
|Service branch||People's Liberation Army Ground Force|
|Next higher rank||Da yuan shuai|
Republic of ChinaEdit
People's Republic of ChinaEdit
The rank Marshal of the People's Republic of China (traditional Chinese: 中華人民共和國元帥; simplified Chinese: 中华人民共和国元帅; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Yuánshuài) was awarded to ten veteran generals of the People's Liberation Army in 1955. However, it was abolished in 1965 and was never restored. The recipients of the rank were:
- Other pronunciations of the characters 元帥
- Grand yuan shuai (大元帥), a rank higher than yuan shuai