Complete Biography of Cixi

"I also know something about Zhili." "Zhili is very empty." Empress Dowager Cixi said with emphasis, "You must train your troops well." "Yes!" Zeng Guofan replied in awe, "With my talent, I'm afraid I can't do it well."


The solution was not that he himself would donate tens of thousands of yuan. It was not that he was reluctant to part with it, still less that he could not afford it. It was just that he did not want to touch Ding Baozhen's face too much, and he was afraid that someone would accuse him of fishing for fame. So there was only one memorial to the throne, asking that after the withdrawal of troops, Liangjiang and Huguang each raise twenty thousand silver and send it to Shandong, and that the governor of Shandong raise twenty thousand silver by himself, a total of sixty thousand taels of silver to repair the Confucius Temple. There is also a memorial to the throne, which extends from thinking about staying in Anhui to pleading for the people of banditry everywhere. In the five provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu, Shandong, Henan and Hubei, where the Nian Army fled and occupied, the money and grain before the sixth year of Tongzhi are all exempted. These two memorials were presented during the journey. Then he went to Jiangning to meet with Zeng Guofan, and talked about the withdrawal of troops and reimbursement of two major events, and returned to Hefei for the Spring Festival. Zeng Guofan then left for Beijing. Jade Bead Curtain (14-1) Unlike Li Hongzhang, he did not need to stay and think about it. On the day he boarded the ship, the streets where the sedan chairs passed were filled with incense tables, and all the battalions fired cannons to salute. It was very lively. Zeng Guofan, who was usually good at nourishing Qi and was not moved by honor or disgrace, could not help but be moved. In retrospect, when they first conquered Jinling, the two brothers were "famous all over the world" and almost "slandered", and the outcome of the meritorious officials was unbearable. At that time, there were also many people who were jealous of merit, who sowed dissension in the court,Teardrop Pallet Racking, and their fortunes were in the unexpected, so he remembered the three poems he had written for his brother's forty-first birthday, and quietly intoned: "Nine years of hardship under the hundred cities, all over the sky, the mouth of the dustpan is vertical and horizontal. Today, as soon as I drink yellow wine, I begin to live with a Lianqing.". The left column of Zhong Ming and the right column of slanderous books, everywhere in the world there is multiplication and division; bow your head and worship the butcher sheep, saying that everything is too empty. Childish and gentle without danger,warehouse pallet racks, the drinker is vast and less suspicious; talk with you about the formula of longevity, and learn when the baby is in the wine. It was in this way that he lingered in the mood of "wine in the baby" until December 13, when he arrived in the capital and, like Zuo Zongtang and Li Hongzhang, lived in Xianliang Temple. Zuo Zongtang was not as famous as Li Hongzhang, and Li Hongzhang was not as famous as Zeng Guofan. He had been out of the capital for seventeen years, so almost all the officials who had filled the vacancy in the Xianfeng years had never seen him, and almost all of them wanted to see what a great hero this famous minister was? So the next day, when he entered the palace, the officials of the yamen of the inner court and the outer court invited him one after another: "Go and see Zeng Zhongtang!"! Go see Zeng Zhongtang! At first glance, some were disappointed and some were surprised. Disappointingly, Zeng Guofan's splendor was really not moving. He was not as tall and powerful as Li Hongzhang, nor was he like Zuo Zongtang, who had a round face and a big belly. He did not even have the style of a Taoist Neo-Confucianist like Wo Ren. Had it not been for the red-topped flower plume on his head and the bead patch on his chest, he would have been mistaken for a country bumpkin. Surprised is the person who knows some sackcloth physiognomy. Zeng Guofan triangle eyes, upside down eyebrows, photography, mobile racking systems ,cantilever racking system, is "killing" phase, who knows not to die in Caishikou, actually seal Hou worship phase. To the present position, and made a great contribution, is tantamount to giving the "Dan book iron ticket", unless the rebellion, there is no possibility of killing. But Zeng Guofan has always been wary of fear, only afraid of high position, high fame to slander, where will the idea of rebellion? Look, cultivating the mind can complement each other. Zeng Guofan never dreamed that his appearance could teach people to be good! When Zeng Guofan entered the palace, he first went to the Military Department to pay his respects to King Gong. With the exception of King Gong and Baocheng, who were in the same year, the other military ministers were all descendants in terms of their official positions and titles. In October, Li Hongzao, whose mother was in mourning and returned to the Military Department, was even younger. He was a member of the Imperial Academy in the second year of the reign of Emperor Xianfeng. That year, Zeng Guofan had already become the assistant minister of the Ministry of Rites. He was ordered to be appointed as the "Minister of Search and Inspection" for the examination. If he was willing to pull relations and set up friendship, he could also be called a teacher. Therefore, Wen Xiang, Shen Guifen and Li Hongzao all bowed to Zeng Guofan. King Gong asked him to "ascend the Kang", and Sheng Dao admired him. Zeng Guofan, of course, also had a deal. Before long, the military plane "called up", and the next step was to summon Zeng Guofan, who was led by Boyan Nemo. At the end of the ceremony, the Empress Dowager Cixi gave special orders: "Stand and speak!" So Zeng Guofan kowtowed bareheaded again, thanked him, put on his big hat calmly, and stood at the head of Bo Wang. Have you finished all your official business in Jiangnan? "It's all done." "Have all the soldiers been withdrawn?" "It's all gone.". ” "How many people have been evacuated?" "Twenty thousand people were dismissed." Zeng Guofan replied, "There are still thirty thousand left." "How many people have been dismissed?" There are many people in Anhui. Hunan also has, but a few thousand. Zeng Guofan added another sentence: "There are many people in Anhui." "No trouble, is there?" The Empress Dowager Cixi asked attentively. It's quiet. "Have all the funds for the withdrawal of troops from the provinces been allocated according to the number?" "It's all dialed according to the number." Zeng Guofan replied, "It was ordered that the two provinces of Chekiang and Kiangsi should each borrow 200,000 taels, and that Hubei should borrow 100,000 taels, all of which should be allocated to the two rivers.". The salary owed for the dismissal was still a little short, and I, together with Li Hongzhang, raised money to make up for it, so the withdrawal was very quiet. "Very good." Empress Dowager Cixi nodded and asked, "Have you been quiet all the way?" The road is very quiet. I was afraid that there would be stragglers making trouble, but I had seen them all the way, but they were safe. "That's rare." Empress Dowager Cixi asked, "How many years have you been out of Beijing?" "I have been out of Beijing for seventeen years." "You used to know about Zhili when you were in Beijing?" "I also know something about Zhili." "Zhili is very empty." Empress Dowager Cixi said with emphasis, "You must train your troops well." "Yes!" Zeng Guofan replied in awe, "With my talent, I'm afraid I can't do it well." The Empress Dowager Cixi did not say any more and looked aside. So Empress Dowager Ci'an asked, "How is your body?"? Not very sick, are you? "It's okay." Zeng Guofan replied, "The year before last, I fell ill for a while in Zhoujiakou. It was only after July and August last year that I recovered." "Do you still take medicine?" "Still eat." Then the Empress Dowager Cixi talked about Zhili,shuttle rack system, and Zeng Guofan answered cautiously because he did not quite understand what King Gong meant. It's important to train the soldiers well in Zhili. Empress Dowager Cixi said with emphasis, "The administration of officials has been lax for a long time, and you have to seriously rectify it." 。