Tang Liang

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Tang Liang
唐亮
Tangliang.jpg
Political Commissar of the Nanjing Military Region
In office
March 1955 – January 1964
Commander Xu Shiyou
Preceded by New position
Succeeded by Xiao Wangdong
Personal details
Born 13 June 1910
Liuyang Yonghe City, Hunan Province, China
Died November 20, 1986(1986-11-20) (aged 76)
Beijing, China
Awards

中国人民解放军二级八一勋章的略章.png Order of Bayi (Second Class)
中国人民解放军一级独立自由勋章的略章.png Order of Independence and Freedom (First Class)

中国人民解放军一级解放勋章的略章.PNG Order of Liberation (China) (First Class)
Military service
Allegiance  China
Service/branch 中國工農紅軍軍旗.svg Chinese Red Army
People's Liberation Army Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg People's Liberation Army
Years of service 1930–1982
Rank PLAGeneral r.png General
Commands Deputy Political Director of the New Fourth Army
Battles/wars Second Sino-Japanese War, Chinese Civil War, Battle of Pingxingguan

Tang Liang (Chinese: 唐亮; pinyin: Táng Liàng; 13 June 1910 – 20 November 1986), also known as Tang Changxian (唐昌贤) or Tang Changmin (唐昌明), was a general in the People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China from Hunan.[1]

Biography

Early life

Tang was in Yonghe, Liuyang, Hunan Province. In 1926, he joined the local workers’ union and later as a member of the Red Guards. He was appointed as the local member of the government propaganda and culture committee in 1929. Following his involvement in armed struggles in Liuyang, he joined the Chinese Workers' and Peasants' Red Army in and attained membership in the Chinese Communist Party in 1930. Following in August, he was appointed Party Secretary of the 2nd Division in the Red Eighth Army. He was known to be appointed as political commissar for several regiments of the division after having participated and wounded[2] several times in local insurgencies during the Encirclement Campaigns. In October 1934 he was named the Red Third Army’s Secretary and embarked on the Long March. After arrival in Shaanbei, he served as the Dean of the Department of Political Science in the 2nd Division of the First Red Army Corps, and later the Political Commissar of the division.[3]

During the Second Sino-Japanese War

Following the outbreak of war, Wang was appointed as the Dean of the Political Department in the 115th Division of the Eighth Route Army, participating in the Battle of Pingxingguan.[2] In August 1942, Tang Liang was transferred to the 4th Brigade in the Red West Army and was appointed party secretary of the CPC Hunan West Region. In beginning of 1943, due to overwork and exhaustion, he was sent to the Shandong Military Region Hospital for treatment.[4]

In the spring of 1944, he was appointed as the political commissar of the Eighth Route Army following the death of Fu Zhuting. In local battles, he scored success in swaying the Nationalist commander to join the Red Army and assisted in the capitulation of Nationalist forces in Binhai.

References

  1. ^ 王季男 (1987). "悼念我军杰出的政治工作领导者唐亮同志". Renmin Net. 
  2. ^ a b 1165. "唐 亮--中国共产党新闻--中国共产党新闻网". cpc.people.com.cn. Retrieved 2017-11-02. 
  3. ^ 周鸿, 朱汉国 (2000). 中国二十世纪纪事本末 附卷•人物. 济南: 山东人民出版社. p. 621. ISBN 7-209-02403-4. 
  4. ^ 《中国人民解放军高级将领传编审委员会》,中国中共党史人物研究会 (2007). 中国人民解放军高级将领传 第11卷. 北京: 解放军出版社. pp. 275–328. ISBN 7-5065-5287-6. 
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