Qing Dynasty

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In the history of China, there are a lot of emperors to rule the country in different dynasty. China is a monarchy society in the past where the emperor has most of the power in their hand. The very first emperor who unified China is in the Qin dynasty called Qin Shi Huang. And the last emperor in the Chinese history is Puyi who also called Xuantong Emperor in the Qing dynasty.
It is suggested that the politics in China from the first emperor to the last one can best describe as paternalistic and deferential. Paternalistic is defined as the workers in an organization is well look after by the leader and the leader will make good decision and take responsibility for the workers by Cambridge dictionary. In a paternalistic leadership, there
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For example, unify the character used, burning of books and burying of scholars, building great wall. These are some of the policies which is hard for the officials to establish. The progress of these policies have brought some negative effect to the society, but they also trust and follow the order of the emperor and finally achieve the emperor’s expect. Li Si, one of the official of Qin Shi Huang show his loyalty to the emperor and make good suggestions to Qin Shi Huang. Zeng Guofan, the official of the late Qing dynasty. Although the Qing dynasty is nearly to be destroy by the foreigner and have serious corruption problem, he still show his loyalty to the emperor and give a lot of suggestions to the emperor in order to reorganize the court. Once Zeng’s subordinate suggest to support him to be the emperor and reform the government of the Qing dynasty and Zeng rejected them…show more content…
There are some exceptional cases in the Chinese history where the officials try to subvert the emperor’s control. The second emperor of Qin use a lot of resources on construction of his palace and collect heavy tax. The people start a revolution to against him. Finally Qin perish and Han dynasty begin. The same saturation applies to most of the dynasty, when the emperor have bad behavior some the revolution start and the dynasty come to the end and is the start of another dynasty. This act might define as not loyal to the emperor, but Confucianism accept this situation as it said when the emperor do not have ability to rule the country and bring positive effect to the society, the emperor do not have qualifications to be the emperor anymore. Therefore, when the people is going to against the emperor, they are just going to against a bad guy but not an
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