Battle of West Suiyuan
Part of Second Sino-Japanese War

Chinese 35th Army
Result Chinese victory
Republic of China (1912–1949) Republic of China

Empire of Japan Empire of Japan

Commanders and leaders
Republic of China (1912–1949) Ma Hongkui
Republic of China (1912–1949) Ma Hongbin
Empire of Japan Shigenori Kuroda
Thousands of Chinese Muslim and Han Chinese troops Thousands of Japanese and Mengjiang troops

The Battle of West Suiyuan (simplified Chinese: 绥西战役; traditional Chinese: 綏西戰役; pinyin: Suíxī zhànyì) was part of the Second Sino-Japanese War. It was fought from January – February 1940, as part of the Chinese 1939 Winter Offensive.


Chinese Generals Ma Hongkui and Ma Hongbin defended west Suiyuan, particularly Wuyuan in 1940 against the Japanese. Ma Hongbin commanded the 81st corps and sustained heavy casualties, but eventually repulsed the Japanese and defeated them.[1]

Japan used poison gas against Chinese Muslim armies at the Battle of Wuyuan and Battle of West Suiyuan.[2][3]


  1. ^ George Barry O'Toole, Jên-yü Tsʻai, ed. (1941). The China monthly, Volumes 3-5. The China monthly incorporated. Retrieved 2010-06-28.(Original from the University of Michigan)
  2. ^ Archived from the original on 2018-06-04. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "国民革命军马鸿宾部队81军的绥西抗战!一段不该湮没的宁夏抗战史!". 一九八四年十二月七日. Archived from the original on 2018-04-28. Check date values in: |date= (help)

Coordinates: 40°48′38″N 111°39′07″E / 40.8106°N 111.652°E / 40.8106; 111.652