18th Corps (People's Republic of China)

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18th Corps (1949-50)
Active February 1949-1950
Country China
Engagements Chinese Civil War[citation needed]

The 18th Corps(Chinese: 第18军) was a military formation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army which existed from 1949 to 1950.

The 18th Corps was activated in February 1949, and initially comprised the 52nd, 53rd and 54th Divisions. It was established at Henan Luyi County Wutai Temple on 18 February 1949.

On January 6, 1950, the 18th CPC Central Committee and the Southwest Military Region ordered the 18th Army to enter Tibet, under the cooperation of the 14th Army and the Northwest Military Region.[1]

In December 1951, the CPC Central Committee and Central Military Commission decided to establish the Tibet Military Region. The district was established in Lhasa on February 10, 1952, and on 17 March 1952 the 18th Corps was disbanded.


  1. ^ www.360doc.com. "陆军军史:中国解放军第三军". www.360doc.com. Retrieved 2017-07-22. 

Further reading[edit]

  • W. Whitson, with Chen-hsia Huang. (1973) The Chinese high command; a history of Communist military politics, 1927-71. Foreword by Lucian W. Pye.