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Yuan Shuai (元帥) was a Chinese military rank that corresponds to a marshal in other nations. It is 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 a Generalissimo, also existed.

Song Dynasty[edit | edit source]

Jin Dynasty[edit | edit source]

Republic of China[edit | edit source]

People's Republic of China[edit | edit source]

Shoulder boards for the PLA rank Yuan Shuai (Marshal), modeled after those of the Marshal of the Soviet Union

The rank 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 are:

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