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Friends, guests, and colleagues : the mu-fu system in the late Ch'ing period
AuthorFolsom, Kenneth E.
Pub. LocationBerkeleyPublisherUniversity of California Press
Date1968Phys. Desc.viii, 234 p. : geneal. table, map ; 24 cm.
LocationDir. Office GalleryCall NumberDS754.F64 1968
Friends, guests, and colleagues : the mu-fu system in the late Ch'ing period / [by] Kenneth E. Folsom.
Bibliography: p. [213]-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.

Subject(s)Mufu 幕府--History--Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Zeng Guofan 曾國藩, 1811-1872
Li Hongzhang 李鴻章, 1823-1901
China--Politics and government--Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Li Family 李家 (Hefei Li Shi 合肥李氏)
China--Politics and government--19th century
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute Library [M5]Rec. #1030