Who is Chiang Kai-Shek?
Chiang Kai-Shek is a Chinese political leader best remembered for being China’s national leader during the brutal Japan-China war that began in 1937. He led the Guomindang and Kuomintag armies before becoming China’s national leader in 1928. Chiang Kai-Shek’s leadership of China lasted 47 years until his death in 1975. Born 31 October 1887 in Xikou, Zhejiang Province, China, Chiang Kai-Shek was raised in a home that was struggling financially, yet with his ancestral ties connected to Hequiao in Jiangsu Province, he was socially considered to have upper class ancestry. Chiang Kai-Shek’s father, Chiang Zhaocong, died when Kai-Shek was just three years old. After a Japanese military education, Chiang Kai-Shek spent a few years in the Japanese Imperial Army. He was wed to Mao Fumei in an arranged marriage that produced a son and a daughter. Chiang Kai-Shek proved his leadership potential successfully in the Guomindang army. He was so respected for his military abilities that he surpassed m