Chapter 4 _Yongzheng's Authority_

Chapter 4 _Yongzheng's Authority_ - Chapter 4 Yongzhengs...

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Chapter 4 Yongzheng s Authority The gentleman encompasses all and is not partial. The petty man is partial and does not en- compass all. --Confucius Trying is the first step towards failure. ” – Homer Simpson Stuff Happens! ” – Don Rumsfeld Important guy in this chapter is Yongzheng. Brief ID of him: (1678-1735). Third emperor of the Qing dynasty, ruled 1723-35. Deeply committed to direct involvement in government affairs, Yongzheng launched a vigorous reform of the Qing tax structure. To manage his military cam- paigns more efficiently in the northwest, he bypassed the cumbersome regular bureaucracy and formed a group of his most trusted grand secretaries which became known as the Grand Coun- cil under his son, Qianlong. Yongzheng came to the throne amidst questions about his legitimacy, and seemed to work hard and promote certain people in an effort to overcome these questions. Spence describes China during this time as made up of 9 macro-regions
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  • Spring '12
  • PeterPurdue
  • History, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Emperor, Yongzheng, Qing tax structure, cumbersome regular bureaucracy, Lu Liuliang affair

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