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Chiang Kai-shek

 (chăng′ kī′shĕk′, jyäng′) 1887-1975.
Chinese military and political figure who led the Nationalists against the rising Communist forces and was driven from the mainland to Taiwan (1949), where he served as president of Nationalist China until his death.

Chiang Kai-shek

(ˈtʃæŋ kaɪˈʃɛk) or

Jiang Jie Shi

n
(Biography) original name Chiang Chung-cheng, 1887–1975, Chinese general: president of China (1928–31; 1943–49) and of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (1950–75). As chairman of the Kuomintang, he allied with the Communists against the Japanese (1937–45), but in the Civil War that followed was forced to withdraw to Taiwan after his defeat by the Communists (1949)

Chiang Kai-shek

(ˈtʃæŋ kaɪˈʃɛk, ˈdʒyɑŋ)
n.
(Chiang Chung-cheng) 1886?–1975, president of the Republic of China 1950–75.
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This is the first meeting between leaders of the two sides since the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949 after the Chinese Civil War, when the defeated Kuomintang ( KMT) under Chiang Kaishek fled to Taiwan to set up the Republic of China.
This period includes the era of Mao Zedong, a former editor of the Yale in China review, and Chiang Kaishek, whose wife, Soong Mayling, made an enormously positive impression when visiting Congress as defender of China's cause against Japan in World War II.
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At this congress, Chiang Kaishek was elected Director-General (zongcai [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]); that is, Chiang became the undisputed successor to Sun Zhongshan.
Working with a determined and stubborn Chiang Kaishek and Nationalist Chinese forces, President Roosevelt over-committed American airpower that, at the beginning of the airlift, never envisioned meeting the Herculean monthly airlift tonnage goals set for the effort.
In 1960 the People's Republic of China (PRC or, more popularly, "Red China") was still unrecognized (by us, at least), still not in the UN, still embargoed, still officially demonized, still rhetorically threatened with attack by Chiang Kaishek, and still an evil part of the International Communist Conspiracy.
Which country was ruled by Chiang Kaishek from 1949 until his death in 1975?
Hace seis meses en China se podian ver no pocos libros, y no forzosamente descalificatorios, sobre Chiang Kaishek, el adversario de Mao que tras perder la guerra civil se hizo fuerte en Taiwan.
General Stilwell appears as a vindictive, bitter man wicked to Chiang Kaishek for personal reasons.
Most notably, a genuine dynamic emerges between communist leader Mao Zedong (Tang Guoqiang) and KMT head Chiang Kaishek (Zhang Guoli).