Eminent Chinese of the Ch'ing Period 1644-1912, Volume 2 by Arthur W. Hummel

By Arthur W. Hummel

Contributors comprise: ok. Biggerstaff, H. Dubs, J.K. Fairbank, Fang Chao-ying, L.C.Goodrich, Hu Shih, T.Numata, E. Swisher, Teng Ssu-yu, C.M. Wilbur, H. Wilhelm. Hummel’s biographical dictionary continues to be the one necessary reference device for chinese language heritage considering the fact that 1644. It used to be first released in 1943–44. ‘The most sensible historical past of China of the final three hundred years’ – Hu Shih.

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He gained the friendship of Sung Lao [q. ] when the latter was in Huang-chou in 1664-69; and when Sung Lao became governor of Kiangsu in 1692 Shao was invited to be his private secretary. :::~l}t:io) Er-chia shih-ch'ao, in 20 chuanan anthology of the poems of Wang Shih-chen [q. ] and Sung Lao. In 1699 he edited for the latter the Shih chu Su shih (see under Sung Lao). /JI) kao, in 8 chilan, written after 1692. tm• Ch'any-chou hsien-che i-shu of 1897. It received notice in the Imperial Catalog, but was not copied into the Ssit-k'u Manuscript Library.

Po memorialized that all expatriates be forced to return to their native districts. At first the people at home thought this an imposition, but afterwards they realized its wisdom. When the governor returned Po was appointed (1717) lieutenant-governor of Kiangsi. Before he assumed office he went to Jehol to pay his respects to Emperor Sheng-tsu and was at once elevated to the post of governor. In this capacity one of his more interesting reforms concerned the huo-hM J<*€ or depreciation allowance.

He was defeated at Pa-li-ch'iao on September 21, and the next day the Emperor left the Summer Palace (Yuan-ming Yuan) for Jehol. Thereafter Sengko-lin-ch'in was unable, with his remnant forces, to engage in another battle. Finally the Allied troops entered Peking (October 13), the Yuanruing Yuan was destroyed (October 18-19) and peace treaties were signed a few days later (see under 1-hsin). After the defeat at Pa-li-ch'iao, Seng-ko-linch'in was deprived of his rank and titles, but was entrusted with the suppression of bandits in the neighborhood of Peking.

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