Huguang Province

Last updated on 16 June 2017

Huguang[a] was a province of China during the Yuan and Ming dynasties.[2] It was partitioned in the late Qing dynasty, becoming the provinces of Hubei and Hunan, which were administered by the viceroy of Lianghu ("The Two Lake Provinces").

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Governors

Li Hongzhang was viceroy of Huguang from 1867 to 1870.

Zhang Zhidong became the viceroy of Huguang in 1896, following the First Sino-Japanese War. He was notable for employing foreigners to train and equip the local military to the standards of a contemporary European army. The most elite of Zhang's forces were known as the "Wuchang Division".[3]

Following its partition, the separate provinces were administered by governors, while Lianghu or Huguang was collectively overseen by a viceroy.

Notes

  1. ^ Also formerly romanized as Hoo-kwang.[1]

References

  1. ^ EB (1878), Vol. V, "China".
  2. ^ "Modern Day Location of Huguang" (in Chinese). Retrieved December 1, 2010.
  3. ^ Bonavia, David. China's Warlords. New York: Oxford University Press. 1995. ISBN 0-19-586179-5 p.30-31.

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