Mr. Wang graduated from Kirin Provincial First Middle School in 1916 and graduated from Paoting Military College in July 1922.
I-chi Wang served in the various units of the Northeast Army. Then he was promoted battalion commander in October 1924. Mr. Wang was a regiment commander in November 1925, brigade commander in June 1927 and division commander in April 1928. When the Manchurian Crisis took place in September 1931, he offered strong resistance to the Japanese invaders and thus made himself popularly known. In September 1932, he was appointed director of the First Department of the Peiping Branch Military Council, promoted commander of the 67th Army with rank of Major-General in March 1933.
His Army had been transferred to Hupeh by order of Gen. Chang Hsueh-liang to join In the Communist-suppression Campaign and was stationed in eastern Hupeh. He was awarded 2nd Wenhu Decoration and 1st Class National Ensign Decoration by the Chinese Government.