Kuomintang

(redirected from Nationalist Chinese)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

Kuomintang

(ˈkwəʊˈmɪnˈtæŋ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the political party founded by Sun Yat-sen in 1911 and dominant in China from 1928 until 1949 under the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek. Since then it has been the official ruling party of Taiwan
[C20: from Chinese (Mandarin): National People's Party, from kuo nation + min people + tang party]

Kuo•min•tang

(ˈkwoʊˌmɪnˈtæŋ, -ˈtɑŋ, ˈgwoʊ-)

n.
the main political party of China from 1928 to 1949, founded chiefly by Sun Yat-sen in 1911 and later led by Chiang Kai-Shek: the main party of Taiwan since 1949.
[< Chinese guómín dǎng national people's party]

Kuomintang

A Chinese political party founded in 1912, dominant from 1928 to 1949.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Kuomintang - the political party founded in 1911 by Sun Yat-sen; it governed China under Chiang Kai-shek from 1928 until 1949 when the Communists took power and subsequently was the official ruling party of Taiwan
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
References in periodicals archive ?
We took in Jews fleeing Europe, Vietnamese boat people, and Nationalist Chinese, offering them citizenship.
1928 - US agrees to recognise the Nationalist Chinese government.
Other than the Burma Road, all supplies to Chiang Kaishek and the Nationalist Chinese had to be flown "over the hump," as the flight from India over the Himalayan Mountains was called.
As civil war ravaged mainland China, the island eventually became the seat of the Nationalist Chinese state, a historical phenomenon that, in retrospect, was hardly intended by either the Chinese Nationalists or the Americans.
According to a report from 1929, drafted by nationalist Chinese supporters of Chiang Kai-shek in France, the GMD representatives at the Kongress gegen Imperialismus were communists in disguise.
In 1975, nationalist Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek died in Taipei at age 87.
EVENTS 1954: US President Eisenhower, above, announces the signing of a pact of mutual security with the Nationalist Chinese Government.
On the other hand, they did not want to see the island of Taiwan, also known by its Portuguese name, Formosa, fall under mainland control after the Nationalist Chinese had taken refuge there.
Look, Danny," one House investigator tells Sheehan, "if anyone is so ignorant that he doesn't know that the Central Intelligence Agency has been smuggling heroin from Southeast Asia through Cuba into the United States for decades to secretly finance first the Nationalist Chinese and later their covert operations in Southeast Asia, then that person is too ignorant to function effectively in Washington, D.
And if Red China had invaded Formosa, he probably would have authorized the use of the atomic cannons he dispatched with American forces to defend the Nationalist Chinese bastion" (p.
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.
This flooding was caused by Nationalist Chinese troops under Chang Kai Shek when they destroyed the levees to force advancing Japanese troops to retreat.