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The Lixingshe and the Blue Shirts

Frederic Wakeman

in Spymaster

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780520234079
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928763 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520234079.003.0007
The Lixingshe and the Blue Shirts

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This chapter focuses on the perceived link between Lixingshe and the Blue Shirts. It explains that the Chinese people saw the members of Lixingshe as Blue Shirts or terrorists. It discusses the Lixingshe's organization of a directorate, formation of front groups, and appointment of He Zhonghan as chairman. It also highlights Lixingshe's creation of an additional group called Renaissance Society or Fuxingshe and explains the connection between Lixingshe, the Fuxingshe and the Lanyishe. It also mentions that growing independence of Dai Li after he was instructed by Chiang Kai-shek to set up a separate Tewuchu or Special Services Department.

Keywords: Lixingshe; Blue Shirts; He Zhonghan; Fuxingshe; Layishe; Dai Li; Chiang Kai-shek; Tewuchu; Special Services Department

Chapter.  8296 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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