Wu P'ei-fu

Wu P'ei-fu

Wu P'ei-fu (wo͞o pāˈ-fo͞o), 1874–1939, Chinese general and political leader. He had a distinguished military career under the Ch'ing dynasty and was an important figure in the republic. For the most part Wu supported Yüan Shih-k'ai during his presidency. After Yüan's death (1916) Wu, as leader of the Zhili military faction, almost continuously warred with other military leaders, notably Chang Tso-lin, for the control of N China and the Beijing government. In 1926 he was defeated by the Northern Expedition armies.
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He worked continuously during the Chinese upheavals of the 1920s and during the civil war when the rival warlords Wu P'ei-fu and Chang Tso-lin were battling for supremacy.
Born in Kwangtung (Guangdong) province (1896), he rose to become a prominent member of the Kwangsi warlord faction, along with Li Tsung-jen and Pai Ch'ung-hsi; joined the Nationalists (KMT), and commanded the IV (Ironside) Corps during the opening stages of the Northern Expedition; with Li, defeated warlord Wu P'ei-fu's forces at Ting-sze-chiao and Ho-shen-chiao in northern Hunan (summer?