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Chen Cheng

Chen Tsyr-shiou (陳辭修; pinyin: Cixiu) (January 4, 1897 - March 5, 1965), was a chairman of Taiwan Province (1949-1949) and vice-president under Chiang Kai-shek who initiated a popular land reform program, giving him a good reptutation even after death. Tsyr-shiou was Chen's courtesy name; he was born Chen Cheng (陳誠 Chén Chéng), a name usually used in Taiwan nowadays.

Born in Qingtian (青田), Zhejiang, he graduated from a Baoding Army Officer Academy (保定陸軍軍官學校) in 1922, and entered Whampoa Academy two years later. He worked for Zhang Xueliang during the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945), and under Chiang Kai-shek, fought against the Chinese communist army in 1946. After being relieved of duty, he worked in Taiwan as a chairman, premier, and vice-president.

He was married to Tan Xiang (譚祥), daughter of a politician. Chen and Tan's eldest son, Chen Li-an, also became a politician.

Originally located in a Taipei memorial park containing a museum dedicated to him, Chen's creamated remains were moved to Fo Guang Shan, Kaohsiung County in August 1995.

His official name was in Gwoyeu Romatzyh.