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Yi Cun

Add:1610 Huaihai Rd M.

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No. 1610 on Huaihai Road M is a lane called "Yi Cun" which has a group of eight Spanish villas. Building No. 2, simple and clean, was once the home of Chiang Kai-shek's son and daughter-in-law, Chiang Ching-kuo and Faina. Ching-kuo's mother was Chiang Kai-shek's first wife. Ching-kuo was sent to Moscow to study at the age of 15 and stayed there for 12 years, where he met and fell in love with a Russian girl, Faina. They married in 1935. The couple had three sons and one daughter. The family left Shanghai for Taipei before 1949 and Ching-kuo succeeded his father in 1978. Chiang Ching-kuo died in 1988 and the successive deaths of their sons made Faina alone in her last years and took their toll on her health.