Tag Archives: Li Hongzhang

Extraordinary biography of one of the first Old China Hands

Rising to the exalted status of Old China Hand is not easy – ask any of our latter-day China expats who aspire to that station. Most people today, let alone China expats, are not familiar with one of the earliest … Continue reading

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Weapons of the Ever Victorious Army

This question was posted on the China History Forum: “The Ever Victorious Army was the Qing army that helped put down the Taiping and Nein Rebellions and It was the first Chinese army which was trained in European tactics. My question is, … Continue reading

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