Lu Han (general)

Lu Han (Chinese: 盧漢; pinyin: Lù Hán; 6 February 1895 – 13 May 1974) was a KMT general of Yi ethnicity.

Lu Han graduated from Yunnan Military Academy. He was commander of the First Group Army in the Second Sino-Japanese War.


Lu was a member of the Kuomintang and provided support to the Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang. Lu commanded Chinese forces occupying Indochina after the Japanese surrendered.

In 1946 his forces occupied northern Vietnam for six months, between the Japanese surrender and the return of French colonial forces to the area. He was a cousin of Long Yun and succeeded him as governor of Yunnan from 1945 to 1949.[5] Lu Han defected to the Communist Party of China in 1949.