Birthplace and Memorial Hall of Zhang Xueliang
Zhang Xueliang was the most powerful of the Northern Warlords during the period just before the Japanese invasion of China. He had inherited his position from his father who had briefly been appointed President of the Republic of China before being assassinated by the Japanese. This building was the birth place of Zhang Xueliang on June 4, 1901, and is now a museum telling his life story.
Zhang Xueliang (Chang Hsüeh-liang) was born on the 3rd of June 1901 and died 14 October 2001, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He was nicknamed the "Young Marshal" (少帥), and was the effective ruler of Manchuria and much of northern China after the assassination of his father, Zhang Zuolin, by the Japanese on 4 June 1928. As an instigator of the Xi'an Incident, he spent over fifty years under house arrest and is regarded by the People's Republic of China as a patriotic hero.
Note: Caption above is of Zhang Xueliang but this statue is in Shenyang, not at the Memorial Hall.