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SpymasterDai Li and the Chinese Secret Service$
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Frederic Wakeman

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520234079

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520234079.001.0001

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Frederic Wakeman

University of California Press

This chapter traces Dai Li's entry into the ranks of the Guomindang revolutionaries. There are three versions of Dai Li's entry into Whampoa Military Academy, including getting a letter of introduction from the former boss of the Shanghai rackets, Huang Jinrong, to Chiang Kai-shek. He did not graduate from Whampoa. He left the academy in April 1927, was assigned to First Platoon of the National Revolutionary Army's Cavalry Battalion and joined the National Revolutionary Army during its march up the eastern route through Fujian and Zhejiang. It was around this time that he got the job that is the most emphasized as the key to his rise from obscurity. He worked as a petty officer for Hu Zongnan, who later recommended him for a job in the Nanjing office of the Whampoa Alumni Association Investigation Department.

Keywords:   Dai Li, Goumindang Revolutionaries, Whampoa Military Academy, Huang Jinrong, Chiang Kai-shek, Hu Zongnan

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