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Wang T’ao

 

Born Nov. 10, 1828; died 1897. One of the ideological forerunners of the reformist movement in China.

Wang was a native of the Suchou area in Kiangsu Province. From 1849 to 1861 he taught Chinese in an English missionary society in Shanghai. In 1862 he turned to translating and pamphleteering. He advanced a program for stimulating trade and industry and fought for strengthening the military and economic power of China. By means of his writings and his translations of foreign books, he acquainted Chinese readers with the political structure of bourgeois countries. His propuganda on the necessity of reforms greatly influenced the subsequent development of sociopolitical thought in China.

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Tao Yüan weng-lu wai-pien. Shanghai, 1959.

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Palm oil may rise further into a range of 2,089-2,111 ringgit per tonne, said Wang Tao. The ringgit, palm's currency of trade, eased 0.2 percent against the dollar to 4.1940, its weakest level in six months.
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"In order to protect the life and safety of the people, the director Wang Tao and the officer on duty urgently responded and shot the criminal suspect," the statement said, adding that the man later died in hospital.
Spot gold is biased to retrace towards support at $1,317 per ounce, as it seems to have finished a bounce triggered by this level, according to Reuters technical analyst, Wang Tao.
"We will continue to further invest in AI next year because the technology can speed up our health services by eight times," said Wang Tao, group chairman of Good Doctor, in an interview to the South China Morning Post.
Spot gold is expected to rise to $1,303 per ounce as it has broken above a resistance at $1,282, according to Reuters technical analyst Wang Tao.
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For instance, David Der-wei Wang concludes that "Western stimuli notwithstanding, [...] Chinese literature derived its modernity no less from the inherent dynamism of its own tradition." (3) Leo Ou-fan Lee's [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] research on "Free Discourse" ("Ziyou tan" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] in Shanghai News [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Shenbao) shows that discussions of strengthening the Chinese race or of Western science and technology were written in classical language and "derived their persuasive power from clever reinventions of traditional literary genres."4 My study of how the West is portrayed in three classical tales written by the pioneering Late Qing thinker Wang Tao [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] in the 1880s contributes to this discussion.