About Chang Hsüeh-liang 張學良
Chang Hsüeh-liang (張學良 字漢卿), known as the Young Marshall (少帥), was the son of Chang Tso-ling, from who he inherited control of Manchuria in 1928. In 1936, Chang Hsüeh-liang detained Chiang Kai-shek at Sian (西安) in an attempt to persuade the National Government to form a united front with the Chinese Communists against Japan. Chang was imprisoned and later was granted amnesty. However, he remained under Chiang's surveillance even after the government moved to Taiwan.