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Chen Yonggui - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Chen Yonggui (simplified Chinese: 陈永贵; pinyin: Chén Yǒngguì; Wade-Giles: Chen Yung-kuei; 14 February 1915–26 March 1986) was a politician of the People's Republic of China. Though he was an illiterate peasant, he became a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China and Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China because of the leadership he provided in turning Dazhai into a model for socialist agriculture.

Chen Yonggui was born in 1915 as the son of a poor peasant, who moved to Dazhai when Yonggui was 6 years old, and later hanged himself. This situation forced Chen Yonggui to start working at a very young age to make a living, so he never received formal education.

In 1942, as fighting against communist guerrilla increased in Shanxi Province, where Xiyang County encompassing Dazhai is located, the Japanese tightened their grip on local villages and Chen Yonggui was elected Dazhai representative in the puppet Rejuvenating Asia Society, but resigned and left the village after barely surviving a one-year detention in a concentration camp in 1943–1944. Because of this, he was briefly detained as a suspected collaborationist after Japan's defeat, but soon released.

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Small Chinese vase which was passed down as family heirloom for 100 years ... - Daily Mail

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