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Object Name: Pin-back button
Date: 1937-1950
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Medium: Metal
Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Place made: Asia, China
Description: Circular metal pin-back button "CHIANG KAI SHEK"; black and white image of him with Chinese characters; red, white and blue; 5 suns.
Credit Line: Gift of Henry Luce III
Object Number: 2002.20.17
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In 1926 Chiang launched the Northern Expedition, leading the victorious Nationalist army into Hankou, Shanghai, and Nanjing. Chiang followed Sun Yat-sen¿s policy of cooperation with the Chinese Communists and acceptance of Russian aid until 1927. In 1928 he became head of the Nationalist government at Nanjing and generalissimo of all Chinese Nationalist forces. Thereafter, under various titles and offices, he exercised virtually uninterrupted power as leader of the Nationalist government.