Chiang Kai-shek love

Chiang Kai-shek

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun Chinese military and political figure; in the Chinese civil war that followed World War II he was defeated by the Chinese communists and in 1949 was forced to withdraw to Taiwan where he served as president of Nationalist China until his death (1897-1975)

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Examples

  • American soldiers called the U.S. government “Uncle Chump from over the Hump” and referred to Chiang Kai-shek as “Chancre Jack.”

    The Last Empress

  • The OSS was officially committed to working with Chiang Kai-shek, but it was not clear which enemy the Generalissimo was more committed to fighting—the Japanese invaders who had laid waste to his country for seven years or his Communist compatriots in the north.

    A Covert Affair

  • After World War II, during which the two parties united to fight the Japanese, the Communists led by Mao Zedong won control, and the KMT, led by General Chiang Kai-shek, went into exile on the island of Formosa -- renamed Taiwan -- off the southeast coast of the now-Communist People's Republic of China.

    Gil Asakawa: Happy Birthday to the Republic of China (That's Taiwan to You)

  • After World War II, during which the two parties united to fight the Japanese, the Communists led by Mao Zedong won control, and the KMT, led by General Chiang Kai-shek, went into exile on the island of Formosa -- renamed Taiwan -- off the southeast coast of the now-Communist People's Republic of China.

    Gil Asakawa: Happy Birthday to the Republic of China (That's Taiwan to You)

  • Mr. Lee is widely credited with ushering Taiwan into democracy from its previous autocratic rule by Chiang Kai-shek and his son Chiang Ching-kuo.

    Former Taiwan President Indicted

  • He had nothing but scorn for Chiang Kai-shek, whom he regarded as an arrogant, unteachable Chinese overlord, and had an almost equal aversion for Mountbatten and his greedy colonial ambitions.

    A Covert Affair

  • The War Department had committed itself to a policy of “keeping China in the War” and providing the Chungking government, with Chiang Kai-shek as its president, with a major portion of lend-lease supplies.

    A Covert Affair

  • Roosevelt planned to meet Churchill and Chinese Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek in the Egyptian capital before the president and prime minister conferred with Stalin in Tehran on November 28.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • North of the 16th parallel, Chinese forces under Chiang Kai-shek would assume control from the Japanese.

    A Covert Affair

  • But it took more than two years of haggling with Chinese Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek and his intelligence chief before Donovan was able to launch credible guerrilla attacks against the Japanese.

    Wild Bill Donovan

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