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of the Bible. He remained the religious leader, but he let other men run much of the government and army, and they would manipulate him.
Zeng Guofan-He defeated the Taipings. He was an eminent Han Chinese official, militarygeneral, and devout Confucian scholar of the late Qing Dynasty in China. He raised the Xiang Army to fight against the Taiping Rebellion and restored the stability of Qing Dynasty along with other prominent figures. He was known for his strategic perception administrative skill and noble personality and practice Confucianism. Li Hongzhang (Li Hong-chang)-He was confinced that guns and ships wwere merely the surface manifestation of the western powers’ economic strength and therefore in order to compete China had to modernize its economy. Li played an active role in starting the China Merchants’ Steam Navigation Company and Kaiping coal mines, a telegraph network, a cotton spinning factory and a cotton-weaving mill. He had the first railroad track laid to connect the Kaiping mines to the dock at Tianjin and it help developed into amanufacturing city. Best known for pro-modern stance and importance as a negotiator. His image in China remains controversial with criticism on one hand for political and military mistakes and praise on the other for his success against the Taiping Rebellion. Heplayed a role on pioneering China’s industrial and military modernization. Empress Dowager Cixi-She was the empress dowager of China who effectively controlled the Chinese government for 47 years till her death. She was an imperial concubine and her son became emperor as a young boy. She ousted a group of regents appointed by the late emperor and assumed regency, which she shared with another empress but then she consolidated control over the dynasty at the death of Tongzhi emperor. She installed her nephew as emperor. She refused to adopt Western models of government and supported technological and military reforms and Self-Strengthening Movement. She placed the emperor under house arrest when she knew he was supportingHundred Day’s Reform. She led the fall of Qing Dynasty and the ever last dynasty in China. Sun Yat-sen (Sun Zhongshan)-He was the founding figure of the anti-Manchu revolutionary. Two of his uncles emigrated to the U.S. in the gold rush and another uncle and brother went to Hawaii. He was very influenced by Western ideas. In 1849 he went toBeijing in the hope of seeing the leading reformist official Li Hongzhang. He was lookingfor support. He was the president of the Republic of China (ROC). He played an instrumental role in the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty and he would spend most of his time traveling in search of funds and foreign backers. He later co-founded the Kuomintang (KMT). He was a uniting figure in post-Imperial China, and remains unique among 20thcentury. Although he was considered one of the greatest leaders of modern China, his political life was one of constant struggle and frequent exile. After the success of revolution people pushed him out and others controlled much of the nation. He didn’t

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