An examination of the extended 18th century in China can be defined in the Qing Dynasties formation and the negative repercussions it beheld for Ming Dynasty culture in the imperial court. During the ascent of Qianlong Emperor in the early 18th century, the refutation of Ming culture was of paramount importance in developing a new system of cultural representation literature. The historical legacy of Ming Dynasty culture was so despised by Qianlong Emperor that he sought to re-edit the Siku Quan...
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...the book burning ceremonies by Qianlong Emperor defines the supposition that he had become jaded and close-minded to previous Chinese dynasties in his old age, yet the findings suggest that his policies were followed with loyalty to the banishment of Ming Dynasty culture. These are the major facts of the book burning policies that began to direct attack citizens that held these books or those that were stored in the imperial library. More so, the burning of books began as a policy for governmental officials working for the emperor, but this policy soon found it s way into the homes of government officials and local citizens that supported a pro-Ming culture. These are the important trends of book burning, which defined an expansion of imperial power into the community instead of just focusing on the perseveration of Qing Dynasty culture within the imperial library,.
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