The 196th Division was a military formation of the People's Volunteer Army (Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) or Chinese Communist Forces (CCF)) during the Korean War with a standard strength of approximately 10,000 men. It was a component of the 66th Army, consisting of the 586th, 587th, and 588th Regiments.
The current status of the unit is unknown.
- Roy E., Appleman (1992). "XXXIX: The Big Question". South to the Naktong, North to the Yalu. The United States Army in the Korean War. United States Army Center of Military History. p. 768. CMH Pub 20-2-1. http://www.history.army.mil/books/korea/20-2-1/sn39.htm.
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