Chiang Kai-shek

biographical name \ jē-ˈäŋ-ˈkī-ˈshek , ˈchaŋ- \

Definition of Chiang Kai-shek

1887–1975 Pinyin Jiang Jie-shī play \jē-ˈäŋ-jē-ˈā-ˈshē\ Chinese general and politician; president of China (1948–49; Taiwan, 1950–75)

Chiang Mai

geographical name \ ˈjyäŋ-ˈmī \

Definition of Chiang Mai

city on the Ping River in northwestern Thailand population 161,541

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