CHINA: Remembrance of Mings Past

For the past decade China's most celebrated political prisoner has been Chang Hsueh-liang, better known as the "Young Marshal." Son of fabulous "Old Marshal" Chang Tso-lin, who drank tiger blood and warlorded it over Manchuria until his assassination in 1928, the Young Marshal kidnaped Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek in the fantastic Sian incident of 1936. Eventually he freed the Gissimo and surrendered himself, crying: "I, Hsueh-liang, am by nature rude and uncouth. . . . Blushing with shame, I receive from you . . . the punishment I deserve. . . ."


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