1917, China, Yunnan Province, General Tang Jiyao. Mint Date: 1917 Denomination: 50 Cents Region: Yunnan Province (China) Reference: L&M 863, KM-Y#479.1. Certified and graded by NGC as AU-55! 13.2gm Diameter: 33mm Material: Silver. Obverse: Uniformed bust of General T'ang Chi-yao, within circle of pearls, facing.
Wreath below, chinese characters above. Reverse: Crossed flags with circle in center of flag at left.
Star above, two stars at sides. T'ang Chi-yao, 1883 May 23, 1927 was a Chinese general and warlord of Yunnan during the Warlord Era of Republican China. Tang was born in Huize county??? In 1883 in nowadays Qujing, Yunnan province. He became a revolutionary warrior in southwestern China after he finished his military studies in Japan.When Yuan Shikai proclaimed himself as the emperor of China in the December of 1915, Tang announced the independence of Yunnan with Cai E (Tsai Ao), Li Jiejun and others. He was also a leader of the army which fought successfully against the army of Yuan Shikai in the National Protection War. Tang was a notable figure because of his federalist, anti-Communist ideology and pro-Sun Yat-sen policies. After Cai E died in 1916, Tang helped Sun set up the Constitutional Protection Movement in 1917 and started his own party, the People's Party??? While remaining a member of Sun's KMT. He assisted Sun in defeating the Old Guangxi Clique and later Chen Jiongming's rebellion. Six days after Sun's death in 1925, Tang claimed to be Sun's successor and head of the Kuomintang, the party flatly rejected his claims. Upset, he invaded Guangdong and Guangxi but was defeated by Li Zongren in the Yunnan-Guangxi War. He later became vice premier of Chen Jiongming's China Public Interest Party. He died in 1927 in Kunming, one month after he was ousted by Hu Ruoyu and Long Yun in a military coup, which made him lose all of his power in Yunnan. Long Yun then supported Chiang Kai-shek's Nanjing government, dissolved the People's Party, and expelled Chen's party.
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