Yuan Shuai (元帥) was a Chinese military rank that corresponds to a marshal in other nations. It was given to distinguished generals during China's dynastic and republican periods. A higher level rank of da yuan shuai (大元帥), which corresponds to generalissimo, also existed.

Yuan Shuai
元帥
Marshal of the PRC rank insignia (vertical).svg
Shoulder boards for the PLA rank yuan shuai (marshal), modelled after those of the marshal of the Soviet Union
Country China
Service branch People's Liberation Army Ground Force
Abolished1965
Next higher rankDa yuan shuai

Song DynastyEdit

Jin DynastyEdit

Republic of ChinaEdit

People's Republic of ChinaEdit

The rank Marshal of the People's Republic of China (traditional Chinese: 中華人民共和國元帥; simplified Chinese: 中华人民共和国元帅; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Yuánshuài) was awarded to ten veteran generals of the People's Liberation Army in 1955. However, it was abolished in 1965 and was never restored.[citation needed] The recipients of the rank were:

  1. Zhu De
  2. Peng Dehuai
  3. Lin Biao
  4. Liu Bocheng
  5. He Long
  6. Chen Yi
  7. Luo Ronghuan
  8. Xu Xiangqian
  9. Nie Rongzhen
  10. Ye Jianying

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