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CHINA.  Panorama Photograph of the Members of the National Assembly of the Republic of China, leader Chiang Kai-shek, with his wife and Li Zongren, his deputy,  showing over 180 Members, outside the National Assembly Building in Beijing, titled within the negative,  28 April,1948
41 x 7 ins. some discolouration to the reverse
The Kuomintang is the Chinese political party that ruled China 1927-48 and then moved to Taiwan. The name translates as "China's National People's Party" and was historically referred to as the Chinese Nationalists. The Party was initially founded on August 25th 1912, by Sun Yat-sen but dissolved in November 1913. It reformed on October 10th 1919, again led by Sun Yat-sen, and became the ruling party in China. After Sun's death, the party was dominated from 1927 to 1975 by Chiang Kai-shek. Though the KMT lost the civil war with the Communist Party of China in 1949, the party took control of Taiwan and remains a major political party of the Republic of China based in Taiwan.

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