Zhang Zhirong

About Zhang Zhirong

Birth Day: September 04, 1837
Birth Place: Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Preceded by: Zhang Shusheng
Succeeded by: Li Hanzhang
Occupation: Official
Traditional Chinese: 張之洞
Simplified Chinese: 张之洞
TranscriptionsStandard MandarinHanyu PinyinWade–Giles: Transcriptions Standard Mandarin Hanyu Pinyin Zhāng Zhīdòng Wade–Giles Chang Chih-tung Zhāng ZhīdòngChang Chih-tung
Hanyu Pinyin: Zhāng Zhīdòng
Wade–Giles: Chang Chih-tung

Zhang Zhirong

Zhang Zhirong was born on September 04, 1837 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Zhang Zhirong's ambition to turn a previously formidable private shipbuilder, China Rongsheng, into a global giant ran aground starting in 2014. He received his MBA degree from Asia Macau International Open University in 2002. His holdings in Hong Kong-listed real estate developer, Glorious Property Holdings, have helped to buoy his fortune.
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Does Zhang Zhirong Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Zhang Zhirong has been died on October 5, 1909(1909-10-05) (aged 72)\nBeijing, Qing Empire.

🎂 Zhang Zhirong - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Zhang Zhirong die, Zhang Zhirong was 72 years old.

🌙 Zodiac

Zhang Zhirong’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Zhang Zhirong was born in the Year of the Rooster. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.

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Biography/Timeline

1862

During the Dungan Revolt of 1862–1877, the Russian Empire occupied the Ili region in Xinjiang. After Qing imperial forces successfully crushed the Dungan Revolt, they demanded that the Russians withdraw from Ili, which led to the Ili Crisis.

1894

While serving as the governor of Nanjing in 1894, Zhang invited a German training regiment of 12 officers and 24 warrant officers to train the local garrison into a modern military force. In 1896, acting under an imperial decree, Zhang moved to Wuchang to serve as the Viceroy of Huguang, an area comprising Hubei and Hunan provinces. Zhang drew on his experience in Nanjing to modernise the military forces under his command in Huguang.

1895

Zhang held on a strong opinion on the issue of ceding Taiwan to the Japanese, per the 1895 Treaty of Shimonoseki that ended the First Sino-Japanese War. In late February 1895, he made his stance clear to the Qing government, and even offered ideas on how to prevent the loss of Taiwan. He suggested that they take huge loans from the British, who would in turn send their navy to defend Taiwan from the Japanese. In addition, he proposed giving mining rights to the British on Taiwan for about 10 to 20 years. In May 1895, the Qing government ordered all civil and military officials to evacuate Taiwan. Zhang also refused to provide aid to the remaining Qing forces in Taiwan, especially after the fall of Keelung and with Taipei as the sole remaining Qing stronghold in Taiwan. On 19 October 1895, the last of the Qing forces in Taiwan, led by Liu Yongfu, withdrew to Xiamen.

1898

In 1898, Zhang published his work, Exhortation to Study (勸學篇). He insisted on a method of relatively conservative reform, summarized in his phrase "Chinese learning for fundamental principles and Western learning for practical application" (中學為體,西學為用). In 1900, he advocated the suppression of the Boxer Rebellion. When the Eight-Nation Alliance entered Beijing, Zhang, along with Li Hongzhang and others, participated in The Mutual Protection of Southeast China. He quelled local revolts and defeated the rebel army of Tang Caichang. He succeeded Liu Kunyi as Viceroy of Liangjiang in 1901, and moved to Nanjing, where he laid the foundations for the modern University of Nanjing. He was appointed the Minister of Military Affairs in 1906, and worked in Beijing for the central government.

1911

Zhang's troops later became involved in politics. In 1911, the Wuchang garrison led the Wuchang Uprising, a coup against the local government that catalysed the nationwide Xinhai Revolution. The Xinhai Revolution led to the collapse of the Qing dynasty and its replacement by the Republic of China.

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