Chiang Soong Mayling Portrait featured on a new stamp from Taiwan

September 13th, 2013

In memory of Chiang Soong Mayling's contributions to the nation and the society, Chunghwa Post is issuing a stamp features the portrait of her over her artwork.

Born in 1899, Chiang Soong Mayling, who is also known as Madame Chiang Kai-shek, went to the US to study when she was young and graduated from Wellesley College. In 1927, she married Chiang Kai-shek, the late president of the Republic of China. She died in 2003 at the age of 105.

Chiang Soong Mayling lived in three centuries, through the founding of the republic, the Sino-Japanese war, and the Chinese Civil War. During World War II, she was invited to address the US congress and successfully obtained foreign aid. She accompanied Chiang Kai-shek to attend the Cairo Conference to ensure the republic's territorial integrity. In 1950, she established the National Women's League of the ROC and called on women to serve the nation and the society. Later, she founded the Hua Hsing Children's Home and the Cheng Hsin Rehabilitation Medical Center to take care of the children of fallen soldiers and the sick.

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