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No. 679. ? Li-Hon-Cheng.
Canton c. 1875 - Li Hongzhang ?indefatigably sponsored projects crucial to China?s modernization? - Xiaobing Li. Albumen print, mounted. 10 ½ x 8 ½ inches. This is a fine portrait of Li Hongzhang, one of the most powerful officials of the late Qing Dynasty. He ?rose to prominence in China as a brilliant general and then spent 25 years as the country?s preeminent diplomatic negotiator for the Qing Dynasty? (Xiaobing Li, China at War 222). Li Hongzhang was a politician, a general, and a diplomat of the late Qing Empire serving in an array of important positions of the Imperial Court, including the premier viceroyalty of Zhili. Li Hongzhang pioneered China?s industrial and military modernization. He was ?a towering figure in the late nineteenth century? (Sheehan, Trust in Troubled Times 21).
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