LI Hongzhang (Lǐ Hóngzhāng 李鸿章)|Lǐ Hóngzhāng 李鸿章 (LI Hongzhang)
Daniel J. MEISSNER
Li Hongzhang (c.1901). “Greatest of China’s statesmen—Li Hung Chang in the court of his yamen [government office], Tientsin, China.” STEREOGRAPHIC PRINT BY UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD.
Li Hongzhang was one of China’s most influential officials during the late nineteenth century. As the Qing dynasty (1644–1912) struggled to adjust to domestic uprisings and the intrusion of Western nations, Li emerged as the nation’s foremost military leader, diplomat, industrialist, and reformer.