I am playing as Manchu. I have not yet reformed my government due to Nomad bonuses early in the game, but was preparing to do so, until I saw a Portugese colony forming in Indonesia, within my colonial range. Which means I'll be able to Westernize shortly.
If I Westernize, and then take the decision to form Qing, will I lose Western technology, and go "back" to Chinese?
If that is so, is forming Qing really worth of it then, in your personal opinion? (mind that I haven't reformed the govt yet)