Xiang RongXiang Rong (; 18019August 1856) was a Chinese military general and politician. He was born in Wuxi County, Chongqing, and was promoted from the rank of a foot soldier during the later years of the Qing dynasty (1636 - 1912). He was involved in early military operations against the Taiping Rebellion in Henan from 1850 onwards. From then he was a Senior Colonel, after one year the military promoted him be the ''tidu'' (提督) of Guangxi, even though he failed, he made the Taiping believers flee Guangxi.
Continuing after Guangxi, Xiang Rong never gave up and tracked the Taiping rebels across three province to Jiangnan in southern China. His Jiangnan Battalion (part of the Green Standard Army) was constantly defeated by the Taiping rebel army outside Nanking. The Taiping rebel army broke through his various encirclements and occupied Wuhan and Nanking, giving rise to a huge civil war. Provided by Wikipedia
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