What are the main features of the Qing dynasty? - The Qing...

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The Qing dynasty was the last and most successful dynasty in China that lasted from 1644-1911. It brought growth in population, an empire expansion, wealth, and peace to China. This was all done through three very successful emperors during the Qing dynasty. Two of them were Kangxi Emperor (1662-1722) and his grandson Qianlong Emperor (1736-1796). These emperors from the Qing dynasty were very successful because of their emphasis on Confucianism, and their faith in the Tibet Buddhism that ultimately helped strengthen the government. The Qing dynasty also put emphasis on the Han ethnicity and continued the examination system when selecting elites. All these features contributed to the Qing dynasty and helped it become successful. Prior to the Qing dynasty, the Ming dynasty ruled from 1368-1644 but was then overthrown by the Qing. It did this through military tactics and from the help of Ming general, Wu Sangui, who opened the gates of the Great Wall to let the Manchus in and eventually occupy Beijing (Ebrey and Walthall, pg.272). One of the main difference between both these dynasties

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