Oral history interview with Liu Shiyi, 1963
Liu Shiyi was born in Jiangxi. He studied in the late Qing Baoding military school and participated in the 1911 revolutions. He also studied military science in Japan until 1922. He served as Chief-of-Staff in southern Jiangxi. Liu fought with the Jiangxi Corp during the Northern Expedition. From 1932 to 1937, he was the Dean of Instruction at the Nanning Military Academy. He was the Vice Minister for military training from 1938 until 1946, when he was promoted to the Defence Ministry. He was appointed as a Chief Military Aide by Li Zongren in 1949.
Scope and Contents
In this interview, Liu discusses his military education background, his military career, and the Republican government's retreat from mainland China to Taiwan.