PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF ZOU ZUOHUA (1894-1973)
Zou Zuohua, also known as Zou Yuelou, was from a military family in Jilin. Beginning in the early 1920s, he worked with Zhang Zuolin as an artillery brigadier and later for Zhang Xueliang. As a member of the National Revolutionary Army, in 1930 Zou led his troops to victory on the Russian front. He was one of the first people to win the Republic of China’s prestigious military medal. After the Mukden Incident, Zou served as lieutenant general in the artillery school and fought in the Battle of Songhu. After the war, he was briefly assigned as head of the political committee, as well as chairman of Jilin. He was promoted to general in 1947 and eventually established an artillery division in northeastern China.