(also Jiang Jie Shi /jēˈäNG jēˈe ˈSHē/)
Definition of Chiang Kai-shek
(1887–1975), Chinese statesman and general; president of China 1928–31 and 1943–49, and of Taiwan 1950–75. He tried to unite China by military means in the 1930s but was defeated by the Communists. Forced to abandon mainland China in 1949, he set up a separate Nationalist Chinese State in Taiwan.