Wang Ching-wei(redirected from Wang Jing Wei)
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See study by G. E. Bunker (1972).
Wang Chao-ming. Born circa 1884; died Nov. 10, 1944. Chinese political figure. Member of the Kuomintang.
Wang Ching-wei participated in the bourgeois Hsinhai Revolution of 1911. In 1925 and 1926 he was chairman of the Kuangchou Kuomintang government. From April through August 1927 he was chairman of the Central Executive Committee of the Kuomintang as well as chairman of the Kuomintang government in Wuhan. In July 1927 he led a counterrevolutionary coup in Wuhan. From 1932 to 1935, Wang Ching-wei was minister of foreign affairs in the Nanking Kuomintang government, and he was the leader of the pro-Japanese faction in the Kuomintang. In December 1938 he fled from the city of Chungking (the provisional capital of China) and openly went over to the side of the Japanese invaders. A traitor to his native land, Wang Ching-wei was head of the puppet government created by the Japanese imperialists in Nanking from 1940 to 1944. He died in Japan.