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Oral history interview with Liu Mao'en, 1963

Creator: Liu, Mao'en, 1898-1981
Project: Academia Sinica oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 106 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Liu Mao'en was born in Henan, and the younger brother of Liu Zhenhua (劉鎮華). From 1919 to 1938, he served with brother as a staff officer and a commander. In 1927, the brothers joined Feng Yuxiang and fought in the civil wars, but in 1930 they went against Feng and Yan Xishan. Liu was involved in the anti-Communist movement before the Sino-Japanese War. During the war, he utilized the guerilla tactic against the Japanese in Shanxi and Henan. From 1944 to 1948, he was the Governor of Henan.

Scope and Contents

In this interview, Liu discusses his military service with his brother, the battles he fought in, his account of Feng Yuxiang, and his guerilla tactics against the Japanese during the Sino-Japanese War. The interview includes a 30 page appendix of a biography of Liu Mao'en's brother.


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