David D. BUCK

An actor portraying Chiang Kai-shek in a play about the Xi’an Incident, during which Chiang was kidnapped by overzealous Nationalist Party generals. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

The Xi’an Incident of 1936 is often considered a turning point in Chinese history. As a result of the incident, in which two Nationalist generals, Zhang Xueliang and Yang Hucheng, arrested President Chiang Kai-shek, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) won breathing room from

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:58-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Event, Event, Governance, History|Comments Off on Xi’an Incident (Xī’ān Shìbìan 西安事变)|Xī’ān Shìbìan 西安事变 (Xi’an Incident)

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