Communist casualties
Zhang Fakui on the cover of The Young Companion, June 1938

The CCP thought that fighting between the Kuomintang-aligned warlords Zhang Fakui and Li Jishen was imminent in Guangdong, potentially providing them with an opportunity to exploit the ensuing chaos by launching multiple simultaneous rebellions to seize power in the province.

- Guangzhou Uprising

The remaining communists in his army used the confusion to launch the Guangzhou Uprising, which Zhang immediately quelled with three divisions.

- Zhang Fakui
Communist casualties

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Portrait of the Grotto of the Five Immortals, the Taoist temple around the five stones which gave Guangzhou its nickname "The City of Rams".


Capital and the largest city of Guangdong province in southern China.

Capital and the largest city of Guangdong province in southern China.

Portrait of the Grotto of the Five Immortals, the Taoist temple around the five stones which gave Guangzhou its nickname "The City of Rams".
The jade burial suit of Zhao Mo in Guangzhou's Nanyue King Museum
Guangzhou (as 廣) on the 1136 Map of the Tracks of Yu
Old photograph of a commercial Guangzhou street
Guangzhou ("Canton") and the surrounding islands of Henan ("Hanan"), Pazhou ("Whampoa"), changzhou ("Dane's Island"), and Xiaoguwei ("French Island") during the First Opium War's Second Battle of Canton. The large East Indiamen of the Canton trade used the anchorage sheltered by these four islands, but the village and island of Huangpu for which it was named make up no part of present-day Guangzhou's Huangpu District.
Mausoleum of the 72 Martyrs
Map of Guangzhou (labeled as KUANG-CHOU (CANTON) 廣州) in surrounding region (AMS, 1954)
Tiantang Peak, highest mountain in Guangzhou
The first Canton Fair (1957) at the Sino-Soviet Friendship Building
The east square of Guangzhou railway station in 1991.
Guangzhou Opera House
Guangdong Olympic Stadium
Tianhe Stadium is the home of Guangzhou F.C.
Yuexiushan Stadium is the home of Guangzhou City F.C.
Canton Tower
Bombax ceiba, Guangzhou's official flower
Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street
Sun Yat-sen University main gate
The College of Medical Science at Sun Yat-sen University
Guangzhou Library
Nieuhof's imaginative 1665 map of "Kanton",<ref>{{citation |last=La Carpentier |first=Jean-Baptiste |author-link=Jean-Baptiste Le Carpentier |title=L'Ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale des Provinces Unies vers l'Empereur de la Chine [Embassy of the United Provinces' East India Company to the Emperor of China] |date=1655 |language=fr}}</ref> made from secondhand accounts when Europeans were still forbidden from entering the walled city
The Thirteen Factories {{c.|1805|lk=no}}, displaying the flags of Denmark, Spain, the United States, Sweden, Britain, and the Netherlands
An 1855 painting of the gallery of Tingqua, one of the most successful suppliers of "export paintings" for Guangzhou's foreign traders.
Vrooman's 1860 map of the "City and Entire Suburbs of Canton", one of the first made after the treaties of Tianjin and Beijing permitted foreigners full access to Guangzhou's walled city
The Flowery Pagoda at the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees in 1863
The Five-story Pagoda atop Yuexiu Hill {{c.|1880|lk=no}}
The Sacred Heart Cathedral towering over the one- and two-story homes of old Guangzhou {{c.|1880|lk=no}}
Street scene in Guangzhou, 1919
The US Navy's Dept of Navigation's 1920 map of "Canton"<ref>{{citation |url= |title=US Navy Ports of the World: Canton |publisher=US Bureau of Navigation |series=Ditty Box Guide Book Series |year=1920 |at=Canton}}</ref>
Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek at the opening of the Whampoa Military Academy on 16 June 1924
The Guangzhou Bund in 1930, with rows of Tanka boats.
The People's Liberation Army entering Guangzhou on 14 October 1949
Map of Guangzhou (labeled as KUANG-CHOU (CANTON))
Guangzhou skyline
The former Canton Fair site at Yuexiu's Liuhua Complex
Interior of the current Canton Fair site in Pazhou, 2006
Gongyuanqian Station of the Guangzhou Metro
Tianhe Sports Center Station (GBRT)
Baiyun International Airport in Huadu District
A CRH3 Train at Guangzhou South Railway Station
A Tram at Wanshengwei Station
Guangzhou's Temple of the Five Immortals
{{nowrap|The Hall of the 500 Arhats}} at the {{nowrap|Flowery Forest Temple}} (Hualin) in the 1870s
{{nowrap|The Temple of Bright Filial Piety}}
Guangzhou's City God Temple
The sacred pigs of the Ocean Banner Temple ({{nowrap|Hoi Tong)}} in the 1830s
{{nowrap|The Flower Pagoda}} at the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (Liurong)
The Thousand Buddha Tower at the present-day {{nowrap|Hoi Tong Monastery}}
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Tianhe Church, built in 2017
The Pearl River at Haiyin Bridge
Zhujiang New City from Pakwan or Baiyun Mountain
A brick carving at the Guangzhou Folk Art Museum, housed in the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall
Canton Custom House (est. 1916), one of the oldest surviving in China
Aiqun Hotel, Guangzhou's tallest building from 1937 to 1967
Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel on Shamian
The old provincial capitol, now the Museum of Revolutionary History
Guangzhou's CBD, including the IFC (right)

Later in 1927 when Zhang Fakui, a general supportive of the Wuhan faction seized Canton and installed Wang Jingwei's faction in the city, the communists saw an opening and launched the Guangzhou Uprising.