Military Ghosts of Modern China

The Republic of China Military Academy, better known as the Whampoa Military Academy, only spent six terms on Changzhou Island, but those six terms between 1924 and 1927 were a crucible from which some of China’s most influential 20th-century political and military leaders emerged.

The school emerged from the accidental confederacy of Sun Yat-sen, the revolutionary hero and founder and titular leader of the Kuomintang (Nationalist) Party in China, and agents from the Comintern, which was founded in 1915 to spread Communism and national revolution throughout the world.