What is the purpose of the poem for you today? I hope it can help you.
He has been emperor of the Qing Dynasty for 60 years, and then emperor of the Qing Dynasty for four years. He wrote more than 40000 poems in his life. However, it is embarrassing that only one of these poems has been selected into primary school Chinese textbooks. Behind this phenomenon, there are many things worth pondering.
Emperor Qianlong wrote 40000 poems in his life, which often reminds people of the news that a college student read 20000 books in four years. We should know that a person's life, even if he can live for one hundred years, is only 360500 days. Emperor Qianlong wrote 40000 poems in his whole life. According to the life span of Emperor Qianlong, it is necessary to write at least two poems a day. Therefore, one week after Emperor Qianlong finished writing a poem (of course, Emperor Qianlong didn't have the concept of one week), most of them didn't remember what poem they had written.
However, through the life of Emperor Qianlong and his love of poetry, we can know that the character of Emperor Qianlong is very vanity. To be honest, Emperor Qianlong loved face very much.
Emperor Qianlong wanted to be a king who had never been before and never came back. If you want to prove that you are such a king, you need to make many achievements to prove yourself.
Emperor Qianlong was keen on writing poems, inscriptions, and seals on ancient paintings. In fact, these behaviors of Emperor Qianlong were aimed at setting up a kind of person: to prove that he was a very literate emperor, and he was good at poetry, song and Fu. This is the same as the motivation of Dr. Zhai's doctoral degree and an old Playboy to see the thesis of the winner of the Nobel Prize in mathematics. In essence, it is all out of vanity.
Fate of the Empire
If Emperor Qianlong's poetry is to reflect his "rule of culture", then to some extent, Emperor Qianlong's "is to reflect his" martial arts ".
Objectively speaking, there were many wars in Emperor Qianlong's "perfect martial arts", which benefited future generations. For example, he smashed the separatist forces in the northwest and southwest, and expelled the invaders from Nepal. However, some wars were intriguing, such as "peaceful South" in "perfect martial arts". After Vietnam fell into civil strife, Emperor Qianlong sent troops to help Vietnam The peasant army of the western mountain Dynasty defeated the Qing army by sneaking attacks on them. After winning, the leader of the Xishan peasant army called on Emperor Qianlong to apologize to his officials. In this way, because Emperor Qianlong's vanity was satisfied, the Xishan peasant army was recognized by Emperor Qianlong.
It can be seen that the fate and decision-making of the Empire are sometimes closely related to Emperor Qianlong's vanity.
The fate of the people
Emperor Qianlong's vanity is reflected in his love for poetry and border work, as well as in his love for pleasure and wealth.
It doesn't matter that Emperor Qianlong showed off his wealth, but the bureaucrats below must put pressure on the people. In the end, about half the time after the "Qianlong golden age", peasant uprisings began to appear on a large scale.
Conclusion: therefore, my personal feeling is that we can see the characteristics of Emperor Qianlong's character from that he likes to write poems to satisfy his vanity. According to the characteristics of his character, we can deduce what kind of decisions will happen to the Empire under his rule and what kind of fate will happen to the people under his rule.
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