Chinese diplomat, general and scholar Chen Jitong.

Chen Jitong

(1851 - 1907)

Chen Jitong served as a military attaché at the Chinese Embassy in Paris before being found guilty of appropriating funds and leaking state secrets to the press. Although responses to his works were mixed, a review in The Pall Mall Gazette of one of his books concluded, “It must be admitted that Colonel Chen Jitong does not make a bad fight for some of the peculiar institutions of the Celestial Empire.”

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