Chiang Hsiao-yung

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Eddie Chiang Hsiao-yung
Chiang Ching-kuo family.jpg
Chiang Ching-kuo's family portrait in 1950: (rear from left) Alan Chiang Hsiao-wen, Amy Chiang Hsiao-chang; (front from left) Alex Chiang Hsiao-wu, Faina Chiang Fang-liang, Chiang Ching-kuo, Eddie Chiang Hsiao-yung
Native name 蔣孝勇
Born (1948-10-01)1 October 1948
Taiwan Shanghai, Republic of China
Died 22 December 1996(1996-12-22) (aged 48)
Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan
Political party Naval Jack of the Republic of China.svg Kuomintang
Spouse(s) Chiang Fang Chi-yi[1]
Children Demos Chiang Yo-bo, Edward Chiang Yo-chang, Andrew Chiang Yo-ching[1]
Parent(s) Chiang Ching-kuo
Chiang Fang-liang

Chiang Hsiao-yung (traditional Chinese: 蔣孝勇; simplified Chinese: 蒋孝勇; pinyin: Jiǎng Xiàoyǒng; also known as Eddie Chiang; October, 1948 – December 22, 1996) was a politician of the Republic of China.

Biography[edit]

Chiang was born in Shanghai, Republic of China in 1948. He was the third son of Chiang Ching-kuo, the President of the Republic of China in Taiwan from 1978 to 1988. His mother was Faina Ipatyevna Vakhreva, also known as Chiang Fang-liang. He had two older brothers, Hsiao-wen and Hsiao-wu, and one older sister, Hsiao-chang. He also had two half-brothers, Winston Chang and John Chiang, with whom he shared the same father.

After a brief political career in the Kuomintang in 1988,[2] he emigrated to Canada with his family. In 1996, he died in Taiwan at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital as a result of esophageal cancer, aged 48. He was survived by his wife Chiang Fang Chi-yi and three sons.[3]

As of November 2013, Chiang Fang Chi-yi is a member of the Kuomintang Central Committee[4] while his eldest son Demos Chiang is a successful designer and businessman.[5] Andrew Chiang, his youngest son, was charged with making threatening comments against the faculty of the Taipei American School through email and Facebook in 2013.[4][5][6] He was convicted in 2015, and fined NT$183,000.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Declaration of Eric Wakin" (PDF). hoover.org. The Hoover Institution. January 8, 2014. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ Holley, David (July 15, 1988). "Reformist Members Named to Taiwan Party Leadership". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ "CHIANG HSIAO-YUNG". AP. December 23, 1996. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Mo, Yan-chih (November 10, 2013). "Mother expects Andrew Chiang to be responsible". Taipei Times. Taipei. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Blum, Jeremy (November 13, 2013). "Great-grandson of Chiang Kai-shek accused of threatening Taipei American School". South China Morning Post. Hong Kong. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Andrew Chiang denies threatening Taipei school". Taipei Times. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Chiang's grandson avoids prison". Taipei Times. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.