CHP-131-Morris Two-Gun Cohen Part 2
We’re going to finish off the last 45 years of Morris Two-Gun Cohen’s life in this extra-long episode. With Sun Yat-sen now gone, Morris Cohen worked hard to reinvent himself and remain relevant in the world of the Chinese business and politics. Morris will hit some highs and lows in this episode as he tried to leverage his past association with Sun and his obvious loyalty to the KMT into an ongoing and lucrative career. As you’ll see in this episode, the road was hardly a smooth one.
TERMS FROM THIS EPISODE
Song Ailing 宋蔼龄 Eldest Song sister, married to H.H. Kung
Song Qingling 宋庆龄 Madame Sun Yat-sen, lifelong benefactor to Morris Cohen
H.H. Kung 孔祥熙 Husband of Song Ailing. Lifetime KMT stalwart. Economic and Finance guru for the party in the 30’s and 40’s.
Sheng-Gang Dabagong 省港大罢工 The Guangzhou Hong Kong Strike
T.V. Soong 宋子文 Brother of Soong Sisters. One of the biggest heavyweights of the late Republican era
Eugene Chen Youren 陈友仁 Eugene Chen Known as Sun Yat-sen’s foreign minister
Song Meiling 宋美龄 Madame Chiang Kai-shek
Sun Fo 孙佛 Son of Sun Yat-sen, also known as Sun Ke 孙科
Hu Hanmin 胡汉民 Close ally of Sun Yat-sen, first supporter, then lifetime political foe of Chiang Kai-shek.
C.C. Wu 伍朝樞 Chiang Kai-shek’s foreign minister and later a minister to the US. Son of Wu Tingfang.
Wu Tingfang 伍廷芳 Official during last years of Qing. Later a top diplomat in the Nationalist government.
Wellington Koo 顾维钧 Longtime diplomat and KMT stalwart
Li Jishen 李济深 Military strongman based in Guangzhou. Had a falling out with Chiang Kai-shek and stayed in China after 1949
Chen Jitang 陈济棠 Governed Guangdong province from 1929-1936. Another of Morris’s paymasters.
Nan Tianwang 南天王 Celestial King of the South, Chen Jitang’s nickname down in Guangdong.
Wu Tiecheng 武铁成 Another KMT heavy. Served as mayor of Shanghai and later high up in the post 1949 KMT. Another paymaster to Morris.
Xianbing Dui 宪兵队 The dreaded Japanese Kempeitai
Shuangqiang Ma Kun 双枪马坤 Two-Gun Morris Cohen