Nov 30, 2015
In this Part 3 episode the story of Zhou Enlai is taken all the way up to the 1943 Yan'an Rectification Campaign. We'll look at the Zunyi Conference, the Long March, the Xian Incident and finally the ill-fated Second United Front. At every historic moment, Zhou Enlai was there, playing a lead role.
TERMS FROM THIS EPISODE
Ruijin 瑞金 City on Fujian-Jiangxi border
Gu Shunzhang 顾顺章 Early CCP leader and later betrayer
Xiang Zhongfa 向忠发 Early CCP leader appointed by the Comintern.
Bo Gu 博古 One of the 28 Bolsheviks and right hand to Wang Ming
Zhu De 朱德 Founder of the Red Army
Guizhou 贵州 Western province in China
Liping 黎平 City in eastern Guizhou
Guiyang Capital of Guizhou Province
Zunyi 遵义 City just north of Liping
Zunyi Huiyi The Zunyi Conference
Wang Ming 王明 Comintern appointed CCP leader and head of the 28 Bolsheviks
Zhang Wentian 张闻天 Former 28 Bolshevik and Party leader who sided with Mao
Wang Jiaxiang 王稼祥 Another former 28 Bolshevik and Party leader who sided with Mao
Yang Shangkun 杨尚昆 Major CCP leader and later President of PRC
Zhang Guotao 张国焘 CCP founding member, Mao rival and later KMT defector
Lianghekou 两河口 Place in northern Sichuan, site of the Lianghekou Meeting 6/28/1935
Maoergai 毛儿盖 Place in northern Sichuan, site of the Maoergai Meeting in August 2935.
Dadu River 大渡河 River in Sichuan, site of a famous battle during the Long March retreat
Yang Lisan 楊立三 Future PRC minister, helped carry Zhou's stretcher during the Long March
Zong Hòuqín Bù 总后勤部 Logistics and supply division of the PLA
Fu Lianzhang 傅连暲 Nelson Fu, Western trained Chinese doctor who made the Long March
Deng Yingchao 邓颖超 Wife and lifelong partner of Zhou Enlai
Yang Hucheng 杨虎城 Nationalist general commanding the Northwest Army
Dongbei Jun 东北军 The Northeast Army
Zhang Xueliang 张学良 The Young Marshal, son of Zhang Zuolin, PRC hero, ROC villain.
Shao Shi 少师 Young Marchal
Zhang Zuolin 张作霖 The Manchurian Warlord, father of Zhang Xueliang
Jiu Yi Ba 九一八 September 18, 1931 the Mukden Incident
Pu Yi 溥仪 the Last Emperor, brought out of retirement to be the figurehead of Manchukuo
Manchukuo 满洲国 Japanese puppet state set up in Manchuria
Yan'an 延安 Revolutionary base of the CCP after the Long March
Shaanxi 陕西 Northwest province of China.
Xian 西安 Site of ancient Chinese capitals and the capital of Shaanxi Province
Xinhua 新华 New China
Luoyang 洛阳 Former imperial capital from ancient times, city in Henan
Tang Xuanzong 唐玄宗 The Tang Dynasty emperor who took the dynasty to great heights
Yang Guifei 杨贵妃 Tang Xuanzong's favorite concubine
H.H. Kung 孔祥熙 Husband of Song Ailing and consummate insider into ROC politics
Song Meiling 宋美龄 Madame Chiang Kai-shek
T.V. Soong 宋子文 Brother of the Soong Sisters
Chiang Ching-kuo 蒋经国 Future ROC president and son of Chiang Kai-shek
Song Qingling 宋庆龄 Madame Sun Yat-sen
Xikou 溪口 Near Ningbo, the birthplace of Chiang Kai-shek and location of the Young Marshal's first prison.
Ba Lu Jun 八路军 The Eighth Route Army
Peng Dehuai 彭德怀 Great Red Army general
Ye Ting 叶挺 Red Army general from the early days of the revolution
Xiang Ying 项英 Early CCP organizer and leader in the New Fourth Army
Chongqing 重庆 Wartime capital of China after it was removed from Nanjing and Wuhan
Lan Ping - Jiang Qing 蓝苹 － 江青 - Madame Mao
Xinhua Ribao 新华日报 the New China Daily.
Tai'erzhuang campaign 台儿庄会战 a.k.a. The Battle of Taierzhuang. The Rep. of China's first victory over the Japanese army.
Li Zongren 李宗仁 former Guangxi warlord together with Bai Chongxi
Bai Chongxi 白崇禧 former Guangxi warlord together with Li Zongren
Wuhan 武汉 City in Hubei made up of Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang
Bai Qiu'en 白求恩Norman Bethune
Dong Biwu 董必武 Early CCP leader and founding member
Chen Duxiu 陈独秀 CCP Co-Founder, along with Li Dazhao
Changsha 长沙 Capital of Hunan Province
Guilin 桂林 Picturesque city in Guangxi Province
Ye Jianying 叶剑英 Immortal Communist military leader and statesman
Dai Li 戴笠 Chiang Kai-shek's secret police chief
Shangguan Yunxiang 上官云相 KMT General, led the New Fourth Army Incident
Chen Yi 陈毅 Great general, Shanghai mayor, Foreign Minister
Liu Shaoqi 刘少奇 Great early CCP mover and shaker of a thousand talents. Prime target of the Cultural Revolution.
Yan'an Zhengfeng Yundong 延安整风运动 Yan'an Rectification Movement
Yundong 运动 Campaign or movement
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