Zhang Zhidong

Zhang Zhidong Quotes

China, Politician
September 4, 1837October, 5, 1909.

Zhang Zhidong (4 September 1837 – 5 October 1909) was a Chinese official who lived the late Qing dynasty. Along with Zeng Guofan, Li Hongzhang and Zuo Zongtang, Zhang Zhidong was one of the four most famous officials of the late Qing dynasty. Known for advocating controlled reform, he served as the Governor of Shanxi Province and Viceroy of Huguang, Liangguang and Liangjiang, and also as a member of the Grand Council. The Red Guards destroyed his tomb in 1966 during the Cultural Revolution; his remains were later rediscovered in 2007.

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