Chen Lifu

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chen.
Chen Lifu

Chen Lifu, or Ch'en Li-fu (simplified Chinese: 陳立夫; traditional Chinese: 陳立夫; pinyin: Chén lì-fū; 1900 - 2001), was a Chinese bureaucrat, politician, and anti-communist in the Republic of China (1912–1949).

Chen was born in Wuxing, Zhejiang, China (modern Huzhou). In 1925, Chen formally joined the Kuomintang in San Francisco after receiving his master's degree in mining engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.[1] On January 9, 1926, Chiang Kai-Shek hired Chen as his confidential secretary.[2] Chen was later promoted in 1927 to head the Investigation Section of the Organization Department of the Kuomintang.[3] In 1938, Chen was again promoted, becoming the minister of education. Chen held this position until 1944.[4]

Chen Lifu was the younger brother of Chen Guofu. As a result of the two brothers significant influence in the Kuomintang government, they formed a political faction known as the CC Clique.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ch'en, Li-fu (1994). The storm clouds clear over China, the memoir of Ch'en Li-fu, 1900-1993. Stanford, California: Hoover Press. pp. 16–18. 
  2. ^ Ch'en, Li-fu (1994). The storm clouds clear over China, the memoir of Ch'en Li-fu, 1900-1993. Stanford, California: Hoover Press. p. 23. 
  3. ^ Ch'en, Li-fu (1994). The storm clouds clear over China, the memoir of Ch'en Li-fu, 1900-1993. Stanford, California: Hoover Press. p. 65. 
  4. ^ Ch'en, Li-fu (1994). The storm clouds clear over China, the memoir of Ch'en Li-fu, 1900-1993. Stanford, California: Hoover Press. p. 147.