Oral history interview with Xiong Bin, 1961
Xiong Bin was born in Hubei. He served under Li Yuanhong and other military leaders before joining Feng Yuxiang in 1922. He went to Moscow in 1925 and represented Feng with the Nationalist regimes in Wuhan and Nanjing. Xiong joined Chiang Kai-shek in 1930. In 1933, he participated in the negotiation of the Tanggu Truce with Japan. During the Sino-Japanese War, he held important military posts. After the war, he was the Governor of Shaanxi from 1941 to 1944. He was appointed Mayor of Beiping in 1945.
Scope and Contents
In the interview, Xiong discusses Feng and his army, as well as Xiong's career during and after the Sino-Japanese War. The interview includes a 43 page autobiography in Chinese, copied by the interviewer.