The South Anhui Incident

  title={The South Anhui Incident},
  author={Gregor Benton},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={681 - 720}
  • G. Benton
  • Published 1 August 1986
  • History
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
In January 1941 Guomindang forces crushed a New Fourth Army (NFA) column under Xiang Ying and Ye Ting, which had just missed a deadline to get north of the Yangzi River. The Guomindang and the Communist center in Yan'an both wanted Xiang in the north, each for its own reasons. However, Xiang put off leaving until the last moment for he was loath to give up his independent base in south Anhui. Xiang favored closer cooperation with the Guomindang than did Communists elsewhere in China. Ironically… 
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