chefying : thanks a lot. It's a very good summary, and also a good lesson from ROTK.
The logic was accurate, but apparently that's not always the case. Qian Long was just 13 years old when he succeed his father, same case with Qin Shihuangdi. Both of them somehow are among the list of the most capable emperors in China. Therefore, the logic was right, but not absolutely correct. In the end, it's the child emperors' personality and his capabilities which determine whether he would be capable emperors or not.
I suppose in both these examples, the cycle had not become that destructive yet.
I think that Kangxi, Yong Zheng and Qian Long are the rarest example in all Chinese emperors histories. Three generations, and they were all capable rulers!
it's interesting how perceptions of the past and of the reigns of emperors can change over time. until the 20th century, qin shihuangdi was historically considered a horrible ruler, despotic, tyrannical, power-mad, etc. and the anti-qing/pro-ming sentiments never really died during the qing rule--the boxer rebellion brought back all the resentment in the waning years of the dynasty. and yet, now that we look back, the "golden age" of the qing definitely did have its peace and prosperity. and let's not forget that china's current borders were essentially established by the qing--the ming one was smaller.
siuyiu: @all i know the spamming is out of control--i've emailed our admin. hope she replies soon! meanwhile, for those who are able, click on the spam threads and in the "settings", see if you can click "report this". that should at least alert the server.
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caiyi: siuyiu. Oh. I tried to search for any tread about the news but didn't find. So, I put at Shoutbox. I didn't look at the right section.
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