Relations Between the Republic of China, the United States, Japan, and the World's Future
Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China: Cheng Chung Bookstore. Item #019596
Circa 1980. General A.C. Wedemeyer's copy with his bookplate. With complimentary bookplate by the author.
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Ho Ying-chin, former chief of staff and defense minister for Chiang Kai-shek and the officer named to accept Japan’s World War II surrender as commander-in-chief of Nationalist China’s armed forces, died of heart and lung failure Wednesday. He was 97.
Ho, an adviser to President Chiang Ching-kuo in his last years, died at Veterans General Hospital, said Ni Tuan-chiu, deputy secretary-general of the National Assembly, Taiwan’s electoral college.
Ho, who accepted Japan’s surrender in Nanjing, southeastern China, on Sept. 9, 1945, was among about a dozen four-star generals who fled with five-star Generalissimo Chiang and his followers to Taiwan in 1949 after losing a civil war to the Communists on the Chinese mainland.
A week earlier, on Sept. 2, U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur had accepted the Japanese surrender on the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.