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Four big families of the Republic of China

The Four big families of the Republic of China (Chinese: 蔣宋孔陳四大家族; pinyin: Jiǎng-Sòng-Kǒng-Chén sì dà jiāzú)[1] are an initial group of families in the Republic of China era. They were responsible for much of China's management of finance, politics, economy, and law. The four big families begin with the Chinese surnames Chiang, Soong, Kung, and Chen.[1]

The concept was believed to be coined by Chen Boda, a political figure of the People's Republic of China.[2]


The following families and their descendants are listed below. Each indentation is at least one generation down, but not necessarily the next generation. Not all the descendants are shown.

Chiang family notablesEdit

Soong family notablesEdit

Kung family notablesEdit

Chen family notablesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e "" "四大家族"后人:蒋家凋零落寞 宋、孔、陈家低调. Retrieved on 2009-08-26.
  2. ^ Ng Hong-mun (21 December 2011). 四大家族. 生活語絲 column. Wen Wei Po (in Chinese). Hong Kong. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  3. ^ "". 歷史研究外的“四大家族”. Retrieved on 2009-08-26.