Posted by Jim Womer (184.108.40.206) on July 11, 2006 at 14:23:22:
In Reply to: Re: Kuomintang general posted by Patrick Nyam on December 13, 2002 at 05:47:04:
Dear Hwa Shi-Hsia: I have been researching the Chinese Civil War period, 1945-1950 in English sources. Most KMT records are in Taipei,Taiwan, and in Chinese and not in pinyin which is used on the mainland. Two impressions from what you have said about your grandfather. Since Chiang Kai-shek got most of his own people to Taiwan your grandfather may have been a KMT member associated with one of two regional cliques rather than a CKS confidante. In South or southwest China, the two most important regional cliques were the Kwangsi and the Yunan factions based on the provinces of the same name. Although the Kwangsi faction was more powerful after 1945, I tend to associate the Hakkas with Yunan province. As for Kwangtung Province, this was an economic plum after WW II given Canton, Hong Kong, Macao, etc.
but Kwangtung does not appear to have its own clique within the KMT or the Nationalist Army. Seems like you are going to need to do some researching of the subject of China-History-Civil War 1945-1950 in your library computer. Or you might try contacting the Republic of China which is the official name of the Taiwan government-but I suggest you do not use pinyin. Your, Jim Womer.
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