On 15 July in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 15 JULY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on July 15, 2019

756: While fleeing An Lushan Rebellion, Emperor Xuanzong of Tang is ordered by his Imperial Guards to execute chancellor Yang Guozhong by forcing him to commit suicide or face a mutiny. He permits his consort Yang Guifei to be strangled by his chief eunuch. General An Lushan has other members of the emperor’s family killed
http://sacrificeworldwide.com/yang-guozhong/
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/An_Lushan

756: Yang Guifei, concubine of emperor Xuanzong and one of the most famous women in China history, is forced to commit suicide
http://journeyeast.tripod.com/yang_guifei.html
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Yang_Guifei
http://www.taleofgenji.org/yang_kwei-fei.html

1613: Birth of Gu Yanwu, Chinese philologist and geographer who died on February 15, 1682 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gu_Yanwu
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/f/frag/9772151.0001.006/–returning-the-gaze-an-experiment-in-reviving-gu-yanwu-1613?rgn=main;view=fulltext

1907: Death of Qiu Jin, born on November 8, 1875, a Chinese anti-Qing Empire revolutionary, feminist and writer. Executed after a failed uprising and today considered a hero in China
http://www.amazingwomeninhistory.com/qiu-jin-chinese-feminist-revolutionary/

1942: The first supply flight from India to China over the «hump» was carried to help China’s war effort

1946: Assassination of Wen Yiduo, Chinese scholar and poet, born on November 24, 1899
http://www.cipherjournal.com/html/sze.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/6783.html

1968: Death of Cai Chusheng, Chinese film director, born on January 12, 1906 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cai_Chusheng
http://www.dianying.com/en/person/CaiChusheng

1971: A Sino-American communiqué announces the visit of President Nixon to China
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-trip-to-china

2015: Death of Wan Li, a major Chinese Communist political figure who served as vice premier and who was seen as a liberal voice in the Communist leadership. He was 98.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-07/16/content_15290927.html

 



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