Four big families of the Republic of China

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The Four big families of the Republic of China (Chinese: 蔣宋孔陳四大家族; pinyin: Jiǎng-Sòng-Kǒng-Chén sì dà jiāzú)[1] are an initial group of families in the Republic of China era. They were responsible for much of China's management of finance, politics, economy, and law. The four big families begin with the Chinese surnames Chiang, Soong, Kung, and Chen.[1]

Families[edit]

The following families and their descendants are listed below. Each indentation is at least one generation down, but not necessarily the next generation. Not all the descendants are shown.

Chiang family notables[edit]

Soong family notables[edit]

Kung family notables[edit]

  • H. H. Kung (孔祥熙, 1881–1967), businessman, politician[1]

Chen family notables[edit]

  • Chen Qi-mei (陳其美, 1878–1916), politician[1]
    • Chen Guo-fu (陳果夫, 1892–1951), politician
    • Chen Li-fu (陳立夫, 1900–2001), politician

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Chinanews.com.cn. "Chinanews.com.cn" "四大家族"后人:蒋家凋零落寞 宋、孔、陈家低调. Retrieved on 2009-08-26.
  2. ^ Big5.news365.com.cn. "Big5.news365.com.cn". 歷史研究外的“四大家族”. Retrieved on 2009-08-26.