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  Chiang Kai Shek

 

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Portrait of Chiang Kai Shek, the former leader of the Kuomintang and a close ally of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, who became the first president of the Republic of China, as appears on an ancient banknote. The text above the portrait reads (from right to left): Zhong Yang Yin Hang (中央銀行), which translates as ‘Central Bank’ and refers to the Central Bank of the Republic of China, i.e. Taiwan.

LIST OF CHINESE RULERS