Kwantung Leased Territory


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Kwantung Leased Territory

(ˌkwænˈtʊŋ)
n
(Placename) a strategic territory of NE China, at the S tip of the Liaodong Peninsula of Manchuria: leased forcibly by Russia in 1898; taken over by Japan in 1905; occupied by the Soviet Union in 1945 and subsequently returned to China on the condition of shared administration; made part of Liaoning province by China in 1954. Area: about 3400 sq km (1300 sq miles). Also called: Kuan-tung
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In the next quarter century, Japanese strategic and economic interests in the Kwantung Leased Territory were jointly managed by the territorial Kwantung Army (Kantogun) and the Southern Manchurian Railway Co.
Petersburg (Leningrad) as assistant military attache (1906-1908); traveled widely in Siberia during the early stages of Japanese intervention there, going as far west as Omsk and Irkutsk (1918-1920); promoted to lieutenant general (1920); commander of the 3d Division (1921-1922); vice chief of the Army General Staff (1922-1925); commanded the Kwantung (Guangdong) Army (1926-1927); served as inspector general of military education (1927-1932); much admired by Sadao Araki, he gained considerable prestige when Araki became Army Minister in the aftermath of the Mukden (Shenyang) incident (1931); again commander of the Kwantung Army and governor of the Kwantung Leased Territory (1932-1933); died while on active duty in that post (1933), and was posthumously made a baron.
A solid and dependable field commander; his exploits in the Sino-Japanese War won him great fame; as governor-general in the Kwantung Leased Territory, he laid the foundation for what would become the Kwantung Army (1919).