It was the Qing Emperor
Kangxi (1662-1722) who ordered that some of these teas should be introduced from Fujian to Taiwan in order to increase volume, which started off the high-quality tea production on the island, where terroir conditions are similar.
A must-visit to understand such links is the National Palace Museum, which showcases precious treasures that tell the story of three Chinese dynasties - all belonging to the last Qing Emperor
Koxinga and his heirs controlled Taiwan until 1683, when they were defeated by a former Zheng family commander, Shi Lang, who had defected to support the Qing emperor
For this anniversary show, their 75th year of business, just 12 outstanding objects have been selected, from an archaic bronze hu to a superbly painted falangcai puce-enamelled porcelain pear-shaped vase that was made to order for the Qing emperor
and recorded in the imperial accounts.
In gratitude, the Qing Emperor
Tongzhi promoted Gordon to the rank of titu, meaning Chief commander of one province's military, one of the highest grades in the Chinese army, decorated him with the Yellow Jacket, and raised him to the position of Qing's Viscount of second class.
Between Ming Emperor Jiajing (1521-1567) and the early years of Qing Emperor
Qianlong (1736-1795), Tianyige enjoyed its most prosperous period.
The councilor tells him that he is being groomed to become the future leader of his people to rule in the name of the Qing emperor
Occasional books and films about the tragic life of Pu Yi, the last Qing emperor
, touch on his brief tenure as the puppet ruler of "Manchukuo.
Zhang Shiumei, the legendary Miao general, who led a rebellion against the Qing Emperor
in the middle of the nineteenth century, was captured on the west side of the Leigong Mountain.
Another type of special exam used by almost every Qing emperor
was the guaranteed recommendation or baoju [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] which called upon local officials to designate individuals who were deemed xianliang fangzheng [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] that is worthy, incorruptible, straightforward, and upright, to be considered for initial low-level appointments.
Auction house Sotheby's sold a hexagonal vase commissioned by Qing Emperor
Qianlong in 1743, for HK$19 million, to a dealer backed by the Beijing municipal government.
The first Qing emperor
(ruled 1644-61) called Schall "Grandpa" and ensured Jesuit continuity by putting him in charge of the Astronomical Bureau.