The chief man in the place when I was there was the Taotai, or governor, Kung, a brother, I have heard, of the Ambassador to England.
"Under the Dragon Flag" by James Allan
In Tali there are four chief officials: the Prefect or Fu Magistrate, the Hsien or City Magistrate, the Intendant or Taotai, and the Titai.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
He told us of Chung-tai, who was Taotai of our city at one time.
"My Lady of the Chinese Courtyard" by Elizabeth Cooper
The Taotai of Canton had the offender arrested.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
In 1859 he was transferred to the province of Fu-kien, where he was given the rank of taotai, or intendant of circuit.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various