Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975

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Birth 1887-10-30
Death 1975-04-05
English, Chinese

Biographical notes:

Chinese political and military leader; head of state, 1928-1949; president of Taiwan, 1949-1975.

From the description of Chiang Kai-shek diaries, 1917-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872867

1909-1911 served in the Japanese army; 1911 founding member of the Kuomintang; 1913-1916 participated in revolution against Yuan Shikai; 1923 commandant of military academy at Whampoa; ?1925 commander-in-chief of the National Revolutionary Army; 1927-1937 leader of the Nationalist Army during the Chinese Civil War; 1928-1931 Chairman of the National Government of China; 1931-1946 Chairman of the National Military Council; 1934 launched New Life Movement; 1937-1945 leader of the army during the Second Sino-Japanese War; 1938-1975 Director-General of the Kuomintang; 1943-1948 Chairman of the National Government of China; 1949 defeated by communists and moved to Taiwan; 1950-1975 President of the Republic of China

Epithet: President of the Republic of China

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000299.0x000142


Chinese political and military leader; head of state, 1928-1949; president of Taiwan, 1949-1975.

From the guide to the Chiang Kai-shek diaries, 1917-1972, (Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace)


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  • China--History--Republic, 1912-1949
  • Sino--Japanese War, 1937-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945


  • Statesmen--China


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