The Age of Rational Philosophy
The First Reform under the Leadership of Fan Chung-yen (1043-1045)
The Second Reform or “New Deal” (新法) Movement under the Leadership of Wang An-shih (1069-1085)
Wang An-shih (1021-1086) was able to win the complete confidence of the Emperor Shên-Chung (1068-1085) who supported his program of reforms whole-heartedly.
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