Xiang Shouzhi

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Xiang.
Xiang Shouzhi
向守志
Xiang Shouzhi 1955.jpg
Member of the 2nd Central Advisory Commission
In office
1987–1992
DirectorChen Yun
Commander of the PLA Nanjing Military Region
In office
1982–1990
Preceded byNie Fengzhi
Succeeded byGu Hui (固辉)
Commander of the PLA Second Artillery Force
In office
1975–1977
Preceded byZhang Yixiang (张翼翔)
Succeeded byLi Shuiqing (李水清)
President of PLA Rocket Force University of Engineering
In office
1960–1965
Personal details
Born
Xiang Shouzhi (向守芝)

(1917-11-28)November 28, 1917
Xuanhan County, Sichuan, China
DiedSeptember 2, 2017(2017-09-02) (aged 99)
Nanjing
NationalityChinese
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Spouse(s)
Zhang Ling (m. 1945)
Children4
ResidenceGulou District, Nanjing, Jiangsu
Alma materRed Army Infantry School
PLA National Defence University
OccupationMilitary officer, revolutionist
AwardsOrder of Bayi (Third Class; 1955)
Order of Liberation (Second Class Medal; 1955)
Order of Independence and Freedom (Second Class Medal; 1963)
Order of the Red Star (First Class Medal; 1988)
Military service
Allegiance People's Republic of China
Branch/service People's Liberation Army Ground Force
Years of service1934-1990
RankPLAGeneral r.png General
Battles/warsSecond Sino-Japanese War
Chinese Civil War
Korean War

Xiang Shouzhi (Chinese: 向守志; pinyin: Xiàng Shǒuzhì; November 28, 1917 – September 2, 2017) was a Chinese general and revolutionist.[1][2] He was born in Xuanhan County, Sichuan.

Xiang was promoted to the rank of major general (shao jiang) in 1955 and general (Shang jiang) in 1988. He was a member of the 11st National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the 12nd CPC Central Committee.[3]

Xiang died on September 2, 2017 in Nanjing, China of heart failure[source?] at the age of 99.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Annual Meeting of the Seminar of China's history on world war two held in Shangyu". Shaoxing China.
  2. "Chinese find different ways to celebrate 60th National Day". sina. 2009-09-28.
  3. Zhang De and Chen Songhe (2007). 共和国老将军的情怀——访南京军区原司令员向守志上将. people.com.cn (in Chinese).