|Friends, guests, and colleagues : the mu-fu system in the late Ch'ing period|
|Author||Folsom, Kenneth E.|
|Pub. Location||Berkeley||Publisher||University of California Press|
|Date||1968||Phys. Desc.||viii, 234 p. : geneal. table, map ; 24 cm.|
|Location||Dir. Office Gallery||Call Number||DS754.F64 1968|
|Friends, guests, and colleagues : the mu-fu system in the late Ch'ing period / [by] Kenneth E. Folsom.|
Bibliography: p. -225.
Includes bibliography, index, glossary of terms and genealogical chart of the Li family of Hefei (合肥李氏).
"This institution, an unofficial adjunct to the provincial bureaucratic structure ... experienced its climactic development during the Qing ... evolved as a practical solution to the conflict between administrative needs of the empire and the cultural ideals of the scholar-official. Refusing to become a professional administrator, the scholar had to employ ... professionals in government who could guide him through the maze of official regulations ... the flexible nature of the mufu sustem enabled it to absorb experts in Western style international diplomacy, weaponry, production, transportation ... Self-strengthening movement ..."--dustjacket.