Chen Lifu or Ch'en Li-fu (simplified Chinese: 陈立夫; traditional Chinese: 陳立夫; pinyin: Chén lì-fū; 21 August 1900 – 8 February 2001) was a Chinese politician and anti-communist of the Republic of China.

Chen Lifu
陳立夫
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Minister of Education of the Republic of China
In office
January 1938 – December 1944
Preceded byWang Shijie
Succeeded byZhu Jiahua
Personal details
Born21 August 1900
Wuxing, Zhejiang, Qing Dynasty (present-day Huzhou)
Died8 February 2001(2001-02-08) (aged 100)
Taichung City, Taiwan
NationalityRepublic of China
Political partyKuomintang
RelativesChen Guofu (brother)
EducationMaster's degree
Alma materUniversity of Pittsburgh

Chen was born in Wuxing, Zhejiang, China (modern Huzhou). In 1925, Chen formally joined Kuomintang (KMT) in San Francisco after receiving his master's degree in mining engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.[1] On January 9, 1926, Chiang Kai-shek hired Chen as his confidential secretary.[2] Chen was later promoted in 1927 to head the Investigation Section of the Organization Department of the KMT.[3] In 1938, Chen was again promoted, becoming the minister of education. Chen held this position until 1944.[4]

Chen Lifu was the younger brother of Chen Guofu. As a result of the two brothers significant influence in the KMT government, they formed a political faction known as the CC Clique.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ch'en, Li-fu (1994). The storm clouds clear over China, the memoir of Ch'en Li-fu, 1900-1993. Stanford, California: Hoover Press. pp. 16–18.
  2. ^ Ch'en, Li-fu (1994). The storm clouds clear over China, the memoir of Ch'en Li-fu, 1900-1993. Stanford, California: Hoover Press. p. 23.
  3. ^ Ch'en, Li-fu (1994). The storm clouds clear over China, the memoir of Ch'en Li-fu, 1900-1993. Stanford, California: Hoover Press. p. 65.
  4. ^ Ch'en, Li-fu (1994). The storm clouds clear over China, the memoir of Ch'en Li-fu, 1900-1993. Stanford, California: Hoover Press. p. 147.