September 12, 1869, Ding Baozhen, Governor of Shandong, executed An Dehai, a powerful eunuch who violating the prohibition of leaving the Capital. It is generally believed that this event was a result of political wrestles between Cixi and her son the Tongzhi emperor. However, Cixi did not revenge Ding. Instead, she promoted him to the General Governor of Sichuan later. About Ding's achievements in Sichuan, you may refer to our research finding: Chang Chiu-wen, "Ding Baozhen's Management of Tibetian Affairs during His Office as Governor-General of Sichuan".
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