Photograph of Zeng Guofeng, a leading Qing official during the mid-nineteenth century. He is best known for suppressing the Taiping Rebellion (1850–1864) and for his efforts to stabilize and strengthen the country.

Zeng Guofan was a leading government official during the mid-nineteenth century who initiated the decentralization of power and the rise in influence of regional officials that took place during the final decades of the Qing dynasty (1644–1912). He

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:05-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, Governance|Comments Off on ZENG Guofan (Zēng Guófán 曾国藩)|Zēng Guófán 曾国藩 (ZENG Guofan)

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