Chapter 5 _Chinese Society and the Reign of Qianlong_

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Chapter 5 Chinese Society and the Reign of Qianlong It is possible to speak of lofty subjects with men who are above the average. It is not possible to speak of lofty subjects with men who are below average." Confucius I m a white male, aged 18 to 49. Everybody listens to me no matter how dumb my sugges- tions are. ” – Homer Simpson Well, um, something's neither good nor bad but thinking makes it so, I suppose - as Shakespeare said ” – Don Rumsfeld Qianlong, son of Yongzheng, reigned from 1736-99, the longest in the history of China. His most important achievement was the conquest and integration of huge areas of western territory The region later known as Xinjiang. He doubled the territorial extent of China. Q established the Grand Council, which had power greater than any of the six ministries. Q left a great deal of actual decision making to the Grand Councilors. New initiatives: he expanded the imperial collection of painting and calligraphy, including some Western painters, and artists. Four Treasuries was a massive compilation of the most famous
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  • Spring '12
  • PeterPurdue
  • History, Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng, actual decision making, lofty subjects, inadequate Qing policy

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