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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Chiang Kaishek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Chiang Kai-shek's policies were far from Christian or democratic, but this remained unknown to the US public due to strong state-imposed censorship in China and self-imposed censorship in the US during the war years and after.
Chiang was reelected President of the ROC on May 20, 1954 and later on in 1960, 1966, and 1972.
Chiang died in Taipei in 1975 and was succeeded as President by Vice-President Yen Chia-jin.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ch/Chiang_Kaishek   (693 words)

 ::Chiang Kai::
Chiang Kai-shek was born in 1887 and died in 1975.
Chiang Kai-shek was the natural successor to Sun Yat-sen and, alongside Mao, he was to play a fundamental role in China’s history in the Twentieth Century.
Chiang was appointed president but his hold over the whole nation was never secure simply because of the vast size of the country and the fact that his army could not be in all parts of the nation at all times.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /chiang_kai.htm   (1034 words)

  Chiang Kai-shek Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石 pinyin: Jiǎng Jièshí) (October 31, 1887- April 5, 1975), nicknamed by the Americans as "Gimo", was the leader of the Kuomintang (KMT) (or Nationalist Party).
Chiang was reelected President of the ROC on May 20, 1954 and later on in 1960, 1966, and 1972.
Chiang died in Taipei in 1975 at the age of 88 and was interred at Tzuhu in Taoyuan.
www.borednet.com /e/n/encyclopedia/c/ch/chiang_kai_shek.html   (1148 words)

 Discovering China: Movers & Shakers
Chiang Kaishek, one of China's most famous leaders, gained his victories one at a time, and tended to lose them in the same fashion.
On October 31, 1887, Chiang Kaishek was born into a well-to-do family in the Zhejiang Province.
He was active from 1913 to 1916 to overthrow the Qing government, in a sect led by Yuan Shih-kai.
library.thinkquest.org /26469/movers-and-shakers/chiang.html   (1014 words)

 Chiang Kai-shek. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Chiang was active (1913–16) in attempts to overthrow the government of Yüan Shih-kai.
Chiang followed Sun Yat-sen’s policy of cooperation with the Chinese Communists and acceptance of Russian aid until 1927, when he dramatically reversed himself and initiated the long civil war between the Kuomintang and the Communists.
Chiang continued to promise reconquest of the Chinese mainland and at times landed Nationalist guerrillas on the China coast, often to the embarrassment of the United States.
www.bartleby.com /65/ch/ChiangKa.html   (645 words)

 China: Dim Sum: Biography and Photographs of Chiang Kai-Shek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
When the 1911 uprising broke out in China, Chiang took part in the overthrow of the imperial government and the establishment of the Republic of China (1912).
After he had unified China under his own leadership, Chiang in the early and mid-1930s launched a new series of campaigns against the Communists led by Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai.
In 1942 Chiang became the supreme commander of the Allied forces in the China theater.
www.newton.mec.edu /Angier/DimSum/Chiang%20Kai%20Shek.Bio.html   (338 words)

 WW2DB: Kaishek Chiang
Spelled Jiang Jieshi in mainland Chinese texts and Chiang Kaishek by Cantonese- and Taiwanese-Chinese texts, Chiang was born in Xikou, Fenghua, Zhejiang Province to Chiang Zhaocong and Wang Caiyu.
Chiang joined the call of the military in 1906 in hopes that he would be able to help the country.
Chiang returned to China as an officer in the revolutionary forces, and when the revolution was won, he was at the right place at the right time to become a founding father of the Kuomingtang (Nationalist) Party that ruled the new republic.
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 Joint Study of the Sino-Japanese War: Minutes from June 2002 Conference
In the Southwest, the Guomindang government under Chiang Kaishek continued to rule, but the GMD control over the rest of the country was very limited.
Chiang was very clear that he wanted to reduce the power of the localities, but the question was who was in power locally.
If Chiang had left military command fully to able commanders he could have had success, whereas when he was personally involved it could lead to defeat.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~asiactr/sino-japanese/session1.htm   (2086 words)

 AB Agro Utazási és Nemzetközi Rendezvényiroda
Kaishek úgy döntött, hogy véget vet mind a növekvõ kommunista befolyásnak, mind pedig az északi hadurak hatalmának, így 1928 közepére egy olyan nemzeti kormányt hozott létre Pekingben, melyben maga tartotta kezében mind a katonai, mind a politikai hatalmat.
Négy megsemmisítõ hadmûveletet indított Chiang a kommunisták ellen, melyet azonban minden alkalommal a kommunisták nyertek.
Chiang Kaishek nem tett elegendõ lépést a japánok elõnyomulásának megállítására, mert a kommunisták támadásaival volt elfoglalva, így Japán 1939-re lerohanta Kelet-Kína legnagyobb részét.
www.abagro.hu /?op=orszagok_reszletes&id=58   (2287 words)

 EconLog, The Real Chiang Kaishek, Bryan Caplan: Library of Economics and Liberty
Brad DeLong recently described Chiang Kaishek as a "twentieth-century Chinese nationalist, socialist, general, and dictator." By itself, this description is rather surprising.
Chiang, who, with the Whampoa army behind him, was the strongest of Sun's heirs, met this threat with consummate shrewdness.
Chiang was no democrat and bloodily suppressed an uprising against his rule in Taiwan by the "native" Taiwanese, mostly ethnic Han of Fujianese descent, who constitute about 85% of the population.
econlog.econlib.org /archives/2005/10/the_real_chiang.html   (1702 words)

In 1948, Chiang Kaishek was elected the president of the Republic of China, however war was swinging in favor of the Communists as they took Tianjin and Beijing.
Chiang was determined to reform Kuomintang policies on Taiwan and he governed the island according to Sun Yatsen’s Three Principles of the People, Sanminchui.
Chiang Ching-kuo died in 1988 and was succeeded by Lee Teng-hui who was the island’s first Taiwanese born president who is the current president of the Republic.
www.regit.com /regitour/taiwan/about/history.htm   (785 words)

 on National Review Online
This was true even before she married Chiang Kaishek in 1927; her father had helped finance Sun Yatsen's 1911 revolution, the one that brought down the last imperial dynasty.
The Chiangs certainly regarded the enriching of themselves, their relatives, and their business associates to be a very high priority—higher than the welfare of low-class Chinese people, to which they seem to have been stonily indifferent.
Chiang Kaishek had had a disgraceful early career in the Shanghai underworld, well-attested by British police records from the International Settlement in that city.
article.nationalreview.com /?q=NmI3MmY2N2QwYjc1Yzk0MmUzMmU1MWE0ZGIxNzdlNjU=   (1598 words)

 John Derbyshire on Madame Chiang Kaishek on National Review Online
Madame Chiang was born Soong Mayling, the fourth child of a Shanghai millionaire who had done most of his growing up in the U.S.A., under the care of missionaries.
The Chiangs certainly regarded the enriching of themselves, their relatives, and their business associates to be a very high priority — higher than the welfare of low-class Chinese people, to which they seem to have been stonily indifferent.
The main passion of Chiang's life was his second wife, Chen Jieru, who was shipped off to America so Chiang could marry Mayling, but who soon found her way back, and seems to have borne Chiang's child in 1944.
www.nationalreview.com /derbyshire/derbyshire200310280820.asp   (1743 words)

Chiang Kaishek, the commander-in-chief of the Nationalist forces, by February 1928, succeeded in controlling the whole of China.
Faced by this threat, Chiang Kaishek was unable to use his troops against the Communists.
Chiang Kaishek was forced to negotiate with the Communist by his own party.
www.regit.com /regitour/china/about/history.htm   (1853 words)

 This blog talks about…….. « Say na Something…….
After the death of Sun 1925, Chiang Kaishek came to the power and launched his famous “Northern Expedition” which unified Southern China and let him control of almost all the parts of China.
While Chiang Kaishek was busy working on his mission of elimination of communist from China, hungry for raw materials and pressed by a growing population, Japan initiated the seizure ofChina in September 1931.
In late 1936, Chiang’s own generals kidnapped him and held him captive until he agreed to fight the Japanese before fighting the Communists because of the importance of “internal unity before external danger.” Two armies merged and the Chinese resistance to Japanese stiffened then after.
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Chiang proceeds to bring the rest of urban China under his control.
Unification of China under the KMT with Chiang Kaishek as the head of the Council of State, and, nominally, of all China: not a unified China.
Xian Incident: Zhang Xueliang, son of deceased powerful warlord, and eager to fight the Japanese, signs a non-aggression agreement with the CCP, kidnaps Chiang Kaishek, and forces him to form a "United Front" with the Communists to fight the Japanese.
www.lincoln.edu.ar /hs_socialstudies/china.html   (2495 words)

 Chiang Kai-shek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On February 15, 1912, Chiang Kai-shek shot and killed Tao Chengzhang, the leader of the Restoration Society, at point-blank range as Tao lay sick in a Shanghai French Concession hospital, thus ridding Chen Qimei of his chief rival.
On the mainland, however, Chiang's death was met with little apparent mourning and Communist state-run newspapers gave the brief headline "Chiang Kai-shek Has Died." Chiang's corpse was put in a copper coffin and temporarily interred at his favorite residence in Tzuhu (Cihu), Tahsi (Daxi), Taoyuan County.
In 2004, Chiang Fang-liang, the widow of Chiang Ching-kuo, asked that both father and son be buried at Wuchih Mountain Military Cemetery in Hsichih, Taipei County.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chiang_Kaishek   (4805 words)

 Huaqing Hot Springs Xian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Yet Chiang Kaishek doggedly persisted in carrying out his reactionary policy "domestic tranquility is a must for the resistance against the Japanese invaders".
The sound of firing came to Chiang Kaishek, and he was so terrified that he crept out of a window in his nightgown and slippers.
On December 25, Chiang was freed, and flew to Nanjing.
www.cnhomestay.com /city/xian/huaqing_hot_springs.htm   (2195 words)

 Background Info | China Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Hopes of the CCP aligning with the KMT were dashed by Sun Yatsen's death and the rise from the KMT of Chiang Kaishek in Beijing, who favoured a capitalist state supported by a military dictatorship.
Chiang's fifth campaign was very nearly successful because the communists ill-advisedly met the KMT head-on in battle.
Chiang Kaishek did little to halt the Japanese, who by 1939 had overrun most of eastern China.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/china/essential?a=culture   (1644 words)

 Taiwan - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
MODERN HISTORY - WWII TO 1993: In 1949 the Nationalist Kuomintang (KMT) led by Gen. Chiang Kaishek fled to Taiwan and established the Republic of China as communist forces overtook the mainland.
Chiang Kaishek died and was replaced by Dr Yen Chiakan.
Chiang Chingkuo died and was succeeded by his Vice President, Lee Tenghui.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/taiwan.htm   (1348 words)

 Free Essay Network | Chiang KaiShek
Chiang Kai-shek, also known as Chiang Chung-cheng, was the son of a middle-class wine merchant who lived in the village of Chikow in Chekiang Province.
After Sun died in 1925, Chiang became a powerful figure in the it and in 1926 took command of the Nationalist army.
Chiang initiated the long civil war between the Nationalist government and the Communists..
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 Luding Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chiang was then able to face a weak alliance of smaller warlords rather than confront a single strong warlord that dominated the entire province.
Chiang Kai-shek's forces did not reach the site in time to participate in the battle, though on paper, these forces were part of the provincial warlords' command.
Chiang Kai-shek's nationalist force commanded by Xue Yue was closing in fast, so it was decided that the main force would cross the Dadu River at Luding Bridge, 160 km upstream.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Luding_Bridge   (5292 words)

 International Socialist Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
All along the route of Chiang Kaishek’s advance the peasantry welcomed his troops and, counting on their support, rose against warlord, landlords and usurers, ready to dispossess them.
Chiang Kaishek is submitting to discipline…Chiang Kaishek has perhaps no sympathy for the revolution but he is leading the army and cannot do otherwise than lead it against the imperialists…So they [the Guomindang’s right wing] have to be utilized to the end, squeezed out like a lemon, and then flung away.
Then in 1934, surrounded and in danger of annihilation by Chiang’s forces, the CCP embarked on a retreat in what has become known as "The Long March." Hounded by the Guomindang all along the way, Mao’s "Red Army" was forced deeper and deeper into the hinterland, finally settling in Shaanxi.
www.isreview.org /issues/01/mao_to_deng_1.shtml   (11564 words)

When Communist forces took control of China in 1949, the president, General Chiang Kaishek, and his nationalist party, the Kuomintang, fled to Taiwan to plan their reconquest of the mainland.
When Chiang Kaishek died in 1979 and was replaced by his son Chingkuo, Taiwanese started muttering the word 'dynasty', and criticism of the one-party system rose.
In 1986, those opposed to Chiang formed the Democratic Progressive Party, and were granted seats in the legislature.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /asia/taiwan/about_destin/history.html   (654 words)

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AS=MO/VEJUAP Chiang was a lady’s man and had several concubines at the time he requested Sung Meiling’s mother for her hand in marriage.
Due to his espousal of vehement anti-communism, Chiang continued to gain the support of American politicians, which however waned as news of the corruption crossed the ocean.
The huge financial empire built by Chiang Kaishek and his Soong in-laws has not gone away, but rather further grown as a result of investments in the East Asian flood of inexpensive goods to North America and Europe.
finblake.home.mindspring.com /bfchiangkmt.htm   (2735 words)

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Chiang was then forced to fight the Japanese instead of attacking the Communists.
When World War II ended, Chiang and his government plunged into great debts due to corruption and Mao decided to move in on the Kuomintangs.
Chiang Kaishek, on the other hand, fled to Taiwan with the country's entire gold reserve as well as the remaining air force and navy.
www.marimari.com /content/china/general_info/history/republican.html   (677 words)

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