井底之蛙

6/11/2005

Chinese Civil War Mystery

Filed under: — Jonathan Dresner @ 3:37 am

I’ll do a China-relevant self-introduction later (you can read my Frog in a Well: Japan self-introduction, if you’re really curious) , but I just ran across a very interesting article via HNN’s Breaking News: The mystery of the only Chinese Army officer buried in Arlington National Cemetary. The grave marker reads “Nia-chien Liu, Major, Chinese Army. October 19, 1946,” and the burial records suggest a Protestant service. Based on the date of death the article says that Liu was likely a Guomindang officer. Historians familiar with OSS/CIA operations in China were consulted, but had little to offer.

So, if anyone’s doing archival research this summer on the Civil War era, keep an eye out!

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