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Officialdom Unmasked free pdf Officialdom Unmasked was written by Li Boyuan in the early years of the twentieth century as the Qing dynasty crumbled. Bizarre though they may seem, the stories told in the novel are based on true stories. Boyuan portrays an official class who placed their selfish interests above that of the state, and who were so devoid of any moral rectitude that one could but wonder how a once mighty empire had fallen into so complete a decline. From senior ministers to junior clerks, few were immune from taking bribes, stealing, philandering, dereliction of duty, or other wrongdoings. It has been said that the downfall of the Qing dynasty was due not so much to the 1911 Revolution but to the corruption and weakness within the Qing administration. The regime was rotting from within, and it did not take much to topple the three-hundred-year-old dynasty, as this novel reveals.

About T. L. Yang

Li Boyuan was a successful author and newspaper editor. T. L. Yang is a member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He is also the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong and Chairman of the Red Cross of Hong Kong. Since his retirement from the Bench, he has actively pursued his interest in translating Chinese classics into English.

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Author : T. L. Yang
Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
Data Published : 01 June 2001
ISBN : 9622095429
EAN : 9789622095427
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 648 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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