Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsFunerals

The World

January 31, 1988

The body of President Chiang Ching-kuo of Taiwan was entombed in a black mausoleum a mile from that of his father, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, as sirens wailed and bells in churches and temples tolled across the island nation. More than 1 million people lined the funeral procession route, many of them dropping to their knees, as Chiang's bronze casket slowly passed. Chiang died Jan. 13 of heart failure at the age of 77. He had helped transform the island from an agricultural backwater into an economic powerhouse, but he failed to realize the dream of his father and the Nationalist Chinese--a return to power on the mainland.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|