Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.ZOngli Yamenwas the name of the government office/department of foreign relations (or Foreign Office) of imperial China during the Qing dynasty. IT was established by Prince Gong in 1861, following the Convention of Peking.ZOngli yamen is a traditional abbreviation of the official name in Chinese, Zongli Geguo Shiwu Yamen , literally meaning "Office in charge of Affairs of All Nations". THe corresponding name in Manchu, the other official language of the Qing Empire, was Geren gurun i baita be uherileme icihiyara yamun.A Common misconception is that the Yamen''s name means the "Premier''s Office". THis arose because the word Zonglis now used in Chinese to refer to the Premier or Prime Minister of a country. IN fact, the name Zongli Yamen is an abbreviation of its full name, which makes it the bona fide office of foreign affairs.