Did you know … ?

Chiang Kai-shek was a taciturn introvert and a temperamental, humorless, command personality but also a romantic who read Tang poetry, as a young man fell madly in love with a succession of beautiful and expensive prostitutes, in a very unChinese manner, held hands with his wife in public (and before that his concubines), picked flowers for her, cooked fried rice for their picnics, and on emotional moments burst into tears.

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