Chen Cheng

Chen, Eugene 陳誠 Ch'en Ch'eng Ch'en Ch'eng (4 January 1897 - 5 March 1965), a senior Nationalist general and second in command to Chiang Kai-shek in both the Kuomintang and the National Government. He was governor of Taiwan in 1949 when the Nationalists evacuated from the mainland. In 1954, Ch'en was elected vice president of […]

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Chen Boda

Ch'en Po-ta 陳伯達 Ch'en Po-ta (1905-) was known as one of the Chinese Communist party's leading spokesmen on international Communist affairs and the interpreter of the political thought of Mao Tse-tung in such works as Mao Tse-tung on the Chinese Revolution. He drafted many of the editorials in the Jen-min jih-pao [people's daily] and edited […]

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Bo Yibo

Po I-po (1907-), subordinate of Yen Hsi-shan who later became known as a Chinese Communist economic planner. He served as minister of finance at Peking in 1949-53. Tinghsiang, Shansi, was the birthplace of Po I-po. Little is known about his family background or his early life. About 1926 Po went to Taiyuan, the provincial capital […]

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Bai Yunti

Buyantai Chinese. Pai Yun-t'i 白雲梯 Chinese T. Chü-ch'uan 巨川 Buyantai (17 February 1894-), Mongol leader, an official of the Kuomintang, known in Chinese as Pai Yun-t'i. He gained note for his attempts to promote the Kuomintang nationalities program in Inner Mongolia. A Mongol of the Center Kharchin Banner of the Josuto League, Buyantai was born […]

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Zhang Zuolin

Chang Tso-lin 張作霖 T. Yü-t'ing 雨亭 Chang Tso-lin (1873-June 1928), known as the Old Marshal, military leader who consolidated control of the Northeast. He began as the leader of a local army in Fengtien and rose to rule Manchuria as a virtually autonomous state from 1919 to his death. After 1924, Chang extended his control […]

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Wang Jingwei

Wang Ching-wei 汪精衛 Orig. Wang Chao-ming 汪兆銘 Wang Ching-wei (4 May 1883-10 November 1944), Kuomintang leader and intimate political associate of Sun Yat-sen. At the time of the Sino-Japanese war, after more than a decade of feuding with Chiang Kai-shek for top authority in the Kuomintang, Wang became head of a Japanese-sponsored regime established at […]

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