This new access within the Longman Library of global Biography sequence bargains an intimate and provocative account of the Manchu emperor Qianlong (1711-1799), one of many world’s nice empire-builders, who helped construct the root of the fashionable chinese language country.


During the sixty four years of Qianlong’s rule, China’s inhabitants greater than doubled, its territory elevated by way of one-third, its towns flourished, and its manufactures – tea, silk, porcelain – have been vital goods of foreign trade. according to unique chinese language and Manchu-language assets, and drawing at the most recent scholarship, this is often the  biography of the fellow who, in presiding over imperial China’s final golden epoch, created the geographic and demographic framework of recent China.


This available account describes the non-public struggles and public drama surrounding one of many significant political figures of the early sleek age, with specific attention given to the emperor’s efforts to upward push above ethnic divisions and to surround the political and non secular traditions of Han chinese language, Mongols, Tibetans, Turks, and different peoples of his realm.


In addition to turning into conversant in probably the most notable figures in international background, readers will locate that studying approximately Emperor Qianlong will upload enormously to their appreciation of China’s position on the planet of the eighteenth century and should deepen their figuring out of China’s position on this planet this present day.

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