The early days of Zeng Guofan’s dull career:
In the first 30 years of Zeng Guofan’s life, Zeng Guofan was studying and seeking fame. After being awarded the Imperial Academy for review in 1840, Zeng Guofan began his official career, but in the early days of his career, Zeng Guofan had mediocre political achievements and did nothing. It's just that "righteousness to protect the world" is full of revenge, and full of passion, pursuing to be a "who is worthy of being the perfect man of the world".
In the first 12 years when Zeng Guofan was an official in Beijing, Zeng Guofan was still in a period of personal development. Zeng Guofan was still unable to touch history and politics at the time. He didn't start to do anything until the last two years of being an official in Beijing.For, gradually began to influence Chinese history.
Zeng Guofan’s path to suppress the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom:
When Zeng Guofan faced the already perilous domestic political situation, he understood that he could no longer talk about idealism, and must take practical actions to rescue China. He continued to confess to the court, and even preferred to anger the Emperor Xianfeng. Zeng Guofan was still guilty of taking care of the sufferings of the Chen folks, which was enough to reflect Zeng Guofan's concern for the country and the people.
It is precisely this kind of worry about the country and the people Driven by his heart, Zeng Guofan resolutely embarked on the path of training troops for the Qing court to suppress the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. When Zeng Guofan received an order from the co-organizer of the training group, he hesitated for a while, but when Zeng Guofan hit the road,However, it took 11 years to suppress the Taiping Army unwaveringly.
Zeng Guofan’s achievements in suppressing the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom:
Zeng Guofan's movement to suppress the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom was the first national democratic revolutionary movement with a bourgeois nature with farmers as the main body in modern Chinese history. It represents the Chinese people's anti-feudal and anti-foreign aggression, which is progressive and just. However, the Qing dynasty to which Zeng Guofan was loyal represented the feudal aristocracy and landlord class, which caused corruption and tyranny in the later period of feudal society, and repeatedly humiliated and sought peace in the face of foreign aggressive forces. The general direction was reactionary and unjust. Therefore, Zeng Guofan is the culprit.