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Zhong-Ri bingshi benmo 中日兵事本末

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Xinjiang Yilu luanshi benmo 新疆伊犁亂事本末 "Historical events of the disturbances in Xinjiang and Ili in their entirety" is a history of the rebellion of the Muslim leaders Feng Chao 馮超 and He Jiadong 賀家棟 in 1910. The book was written by the very late Qing period 清 (1644-1911) writer Zhang Kaimei 張開枚 who served in the staff of governor Yuan Dahua 袁大化 who was entrusted with the suppression of the rebellion. The book also narrates Yuan Dahua's measures to establish a more civilian government in Xinjiang that had been made province only in 1884. Of great importance are the attempts to prospect for petrol and metals in the region, as well as the foundation of more military colonies settled with Chinese immigrants. The book is written in the historiographic style of "events in their entirety" (jishi benmo 紀事本末)
In the surviving print, a short account on Yuan Dahua's suppression of Liu Xianjun's 劉先俊 rebellion in Dihua 迪化 in 1911 is appended. This short book is called Xinhai dingbian jilüe 辛亥定變紀略 "Military annals of the pacification in the year Xinhai".

Source: Li Xueqin 李學勤, Lü Wenyu 呂文鬰 (ed. 1996), Siku da cidian 四庫大辭典 (Changchun: Jilin daxue chubanshe), Vol. 1, p. 925.

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