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Strengthen the Country and Enrich the People

The Reform Writings of Ma Jianzhong

By Paul Bailey

Routledge – 1998 – 240 pages

Series: Durham East Asia Series

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    978-0-7007-0468-2
    January 12th 1998

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Ma Jianzhong was a close adviser to the powerful Qing government official, Li Hong-zhang, and wrote several essays between 1878 and 1890 outlining his plans for economic and administrative reform. He was the first Chinese to advocate the creation of a specialized and professional diplomatic corps. His contribution to the late nineteenth-century Chinese discourse on the state and the economy has hitherto been neglected. Paul Bailey's translation of his essays will contribute to a wider understanding of the origins and circulation of reform ideas in the late Qing.

Name: Strengthen the Country and Enrich the People: The Reform Writings of Ma Jianzhong (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Paul Bailey. Ma Jianzhong was a close adviser to the powerful Qing government official, Li Hong-zhang, and wrote several essays between 1878 and 1890 outlining his plans for economic and administrative reform. He was the first Chinese to advocate the creation of a...
Categories: Asian Studies, Asian History, Chinese Studies