The Qing dynasty (pre-1800)

Growth and stagnation

Authored by: Yangwen Zheng

Routledge Handbook of Imperial Chinese History

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138847286
eBook ISBN: 9781315726878
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315726878-25

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Abstract

For the first century and a half of their rule, the Manchus gave China good government and strong leadership, so that Chinese life flourished in every regard. In the eighteenth century, China attained the last golden age of the imperial tradition and very likely was the most awe-inspiring state in the world. 1

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