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Wang Ch'ung-hui

Wang Ch'ung-hui (wäng chōng-hwē) [key], 1881–1958, Chinese jurist. He was educated in China, Japan, Europe, and the United States. He was greatly influenced by Sun Yat-sen. Wang became (1912) the first minister of justice of the Chinese republic. An important figure in the Kuomintang, he held numerous positions in the field of Chinese and international law. He was chief justice of the Chinese supreme court (1920), minister of justice (1922, 1927–31), deputy judge (1923–25), and judge of the World Court (1931–36). Wang was also minister of education (1926), president of the Judicial Yuan (1928–31, 1948–58), and foreign minister (1937–41).

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