The 59th Division was a military formation of the People's Volunteer Army (Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) or Chinese Communist Forces (CCF)) during the Korean War. It was a component of the 20th Army, consisting of the 175th, 176th, and 177th Regiments.
The 59th Division attacked Fox Company, 7th Marines north of Sinhung-ni at Toktong Pass during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Underestimating U.S air and artillery power, the 59th Division suffered over 1,000 killed in its attempt to dislodge Fox Company from its position, while inflicting only 182 casualties.
The unit was disbanded in 1985.
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