The Pai Ch'ung-hsi 白崇禧 papers include diaries, writings, correspondence, notes, DVDs, photographs, and a videotape relating
to the Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War.
Pai Ch'ung-hsi 白崇禧 (Bai Chongxi) was born in Guilin, Guangxi Province, into a Chinese Muslim family of Hui nationality. In
1921, after graduating from Baoding Military Academy, Pai joined Sun Yat-sen's revolutionary movement. During the Northern
Expedition of 1926 to 1928, which aimed at annihilating regional warlords and reunifying the whole of China, Pai served as
the chief of staff of the Nationalist Revolutionary Army under the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek, moving and fighting in several
provinces. For his battlefield exploits during the Northern Expedition, Pai was known as one of the great military strategists
in Chinese history. From 1930 to 1936, with Li Tsung-jen (Li Zongren) and several other prominent military and political
leaders from Guangxi, Pai engaged in the program of building his home province into a model area in terms of economic development
and administrative efficiency. During the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945), Pai was made deputy chief of staff of the Nationalist
army, responsible for military training and operations. During the war, Pai assisted Li in defeating the Japanese in Tai'erzhuang
in Shandong Province. He also commanded the Battle of Wuhan and defeated the Japanese in Guangxi Province.
9 manuscript boxes, 18 oversize boxes, 1 videotape reel, 1 oversize folder, digital media
(24.3 Linear Feet)
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