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Fu Lianzhang<br?.Nelson Fu
Born September 14, 1894
Died March 29, 1968(1968-03-29) (aged 73)
Place of birth Changting, Fujian, China
Place of death Beijing, PRC
Allegiance  People's Republic of China
Service/branch Flag of the People's Liberation Army.svg People's Liberation Army
Years of service 1933-1968
Rank Lieutenant General rank insignia (PRC, 1955-1965).jpg Lieutenant General
Battles/wars Northern Expedition, Long March, Chinese Civil War
Awards 中国人民解放军二级八一勋章的略章.png Order of Bayi
(2nd Class Medal)
中国人民解放军一级解放勋章的略章.PNG Order of Liberation (China)
(1st Class Medal)

Fu Lianzhang museum in Changting, Fujian

Nelson Fu or Fu Lianzhang (Chinese: 傅连暲; 1894–1968) was a Chinese doctor. He was one of the few if only western-trained doctor to have made the Long March and later, in Beijing, a Vice-Minister of Public Health, to be responsible for the health of the Communist Party elite.[1] In 1955, he was awarded the rank of lieutenant general of the People's Liberation Army.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Fu lived and worked in the then-prefectural seat of Changting (now Tingzhou town) in western Fujian Province. He was a senior doctor at its British Christian missionary Hospital of the Gospel.

During the Cultural Revolution, Fu was severely persecuted and tortured by Vice Chairman Lin Biao and his subordinates, particularly Qiu Huizuo. He died in prison on March 29, 1968, at the age of 74.[2]

References[]

  1. Li Zhisui, Anne F. Thurston, Hongchao Dai, The private life of Chairman Mao: the memoirs of Mao's personal physician, ISBN 0-679-40035-4, 1994.
  2. Yan Jiaqi; Gao Gao (January 1996). Turbulent Decade: A History of the Cultural Revolution. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 229–231. ISBN 978-0-8248-1695-7. http://books.google.com/books?id=7bNooFMV12sC&pg=PA229. 

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