"How do you pronounce your name?" a reporter asked Mme. Chiang.
Her answer: There is a Chinese way and an American way. In American, it is chee-ang. In Mandarin, now the official dialect of China, it is approximately John with a g on the end.
Other Mandarin pronunciations:
Kuomintang (the Party): gwaw-min-dahng.
Ho Ying-chin (Minister of War) : hoe ying-jin.
Chen Pu-lei (Gissimo's secretary) : chun boo-lay.
Wei Tao-ming (Ambassador to the U.S.): way dow-ming.
Mei Kuo (America): may-gwaw.
Chung Kuo (China): joong-gwaw....