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Chang-chou 82 he amassed no personal fortune and was not even well-to-do —
he pawned his belongings once, when he was a governor general. He was
canonized as Wen-hsiang (Learned and Accomplished), a coveted posthumous
Jan. 2, 1647, Hsi-ch'ung, Szechwan Province), Chinese rebel leader at the close
of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Following a disastrous famine in the northern
province of Shensi in 1628, Chang became the leader of a gang of freebooters.
Chang Ling 84 attempts to organize the small Chinese urban proletariat, leading
the Peking-Hankow Railroad strike that was crushed by the warlord Wu P'ei-fu on
Feb. 7, 1923. After the formation of the first alliance between the Kuomintang ...
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