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Value of Late Qing Reform should not be overestimated

By Zhu Yi | 2014-09-16 | Hits:
(Chinese Social Sciences Today)

From July 17 to 20, on the 6th International Academic Seminar on the History of Late Qing Dynasty held in Lanzhou city, Pan Zhenping, head of the Biography Division of the National Qing Dynasty History Compilation Committee, said that to a certain extent, the Late Qing Reform broke down the feudal system and facilitated economic freedom. However, some attendees countered that the ultimate goal of the Late Qing Reform was to sustain the reign of the dynasty. In addition, it was argued that reform measures seldom went past “empty talk.” Therefore, the historical value of Late Qing Reform should not be overestimated.

The Chinese version appeared in Chinese Social Sciences Today, No.624, July 33, 2014

Edited and translated by Bai Le