February Hekao spoke Henan dialect. At first, the organizers were afraid that people might not understand the dialect of February River, but as a result, when he opened his mouth, the applause and laughter from the audience continued. My novel was written three or four hundred years ago. Although Ling Jiefangs name is good, it does not match this classical theme. I cant bear to change my name and think of the February River. River refers to the Yellow River in particular. The Yellow River in February is the ice flood, ice liberation, and thousands of rows of people pour eastward, which is very spectacular. Meanwhile, it implies my original name, Ling Jiefang.
Emperor Kangxi is the first of February Rivers Lost Xia Trilogy and also a work that makes him famous. Some people asked Feiyuehe why Yongzheng and Qianlong were called emperors while Kangxi was only called emperors after three generations of emperors in the prosperous period of Kangxi and Qianlong. February River said that if Kangxi was put into history and compared vertically and horizontally, we could see that Kangxi was big.
Kangxi ascended the throne at the age of 8, captured Aoyao at the age of 15, calmed down the three riots of Wu Sangui at the age of 19, opened up an extensive study of Confucianism at the age of 23, and made three personal expeditions to Junggar. In the heyday of Kangxi, China had a territory of 14 million square kilometers. He ordered to measure the land of the whole country and draw Chinas first map, the Royal Land Panorama, which gives a legal affirmation to Chinas current area of 9.6 million square kilometers. He conscribed Junggar three times and ate only one meal in two days, thus calming Xinjiang; he was the first emperor in Chinese history to solve the problem of Taiwan independence. Kangxi himself knows seven Yiyu languages, and his mathematics, music, medicine, calligraphy and poetry are comparable to those of the top scholars at that time. Even today, we will respect such senior intellectuals very much. So I want to call him the Great.
In February Rivers writings, nine sons seize the throne in the late years of Kangxi made people unable to stop at the first exhibition. After the TV play was broadcast, it became the biggest talks after dinner. Since Qin Shihuang, problems have arisen in almost every generation of emperorssuccession, but none of them has been as intense and exciting as the transition from Kangxi to Yongzheng.
But Feiyuehe also believed that Yongzhengs eventual victory was due to luck, that is, he had a good son Hongli, later Qianlong. Hong Li was deeply favored by Kangxi and brought up by his grandfather when he was young. Some historians of the Qing Dynasty believed that Kangxi had silently decided that Qianlong should take Yongzhengs class, so as to ensure that the three generations of the Qing Dynasty did not have problems.
There are many examples of emperors choosing emperors because of their good grandchildren in history, which may be the reason why Kangxi chose Yongzheng. Another reason is the need of the economic and political situation at that time. In Kangxis later years, corruption and corruption prevailed, and the imperial family and officials owed the state treasury. Kangxi needed an iron-handed man to take over, eliminate official rule, recover the debts of the national treasury, and stabilize the society. Yongzheng is a famous cold face king with a mean nature, which is most suitable to pull down his face and rectify government affairs.
In Feiyuehes view, Yongzhengs personality is complex and has its own characteristics: clear-cut gratitude and bitterness, rewarding everything; can work hard, but can not complain; extremely hard-working but ungrateful, less interesting life, all of which together constitute the image of Yongzheng. Yong Zhengs style of work is very strong. He immediately started to fight corruption and promote honesty after taking office, and recovered the state treasury arrears. The effect is very obvious. At the end of Kangxi, there were only 7 million silver in the national treasury. By the middle of Yongzheng, the amount of silver in the Treasury had increased to 50 million, more than seven times in a few short years. Emperor Qianlong was able to reproduce the prosperity of the reign of Emperor Yongzheng in 13 years of vigorous implementation of economic and social reform, for Qianlong prepared a relatively clean cadre force, and a relatively rich material basis.
Historically, Yongzhengs diligence is rare. Yong Zheng left Zhus imperial decree with more than 10 million words! I think I have written books for 13 years, more than 5 million words, Emperor Yongzheng for 13 years and Zhus imperial decree for more than 10 million words, but he will also hold meetings, meet ministers, and have a variety of state services. There have been folk rumors that Yongzheng is in a state of prostitution, but it takes time to pick up a girl. Does he have time? The audience laughed, but some people wondered: Since these emperors are good emperors, Chinas industrial civilization has not developed, at that time missed opportunities and thus lagged behind the West, is it accidental?
In fact, it is inevitable, because advanced productive forces have not formed in the whole society, only individual sober elements are aware of it. Although Kangxi was a good scholar and a knowledgeable foreigner, he did not connect these with running the country soberly. If he realized that he could develop productivity with science and technology, send overseas students abroad, or impose a ban on the sea, maybe industrial civilization could sprout in China.
February River clearly saw that a society that could not produce creativity could not be pushed forward by the supreme emperor of the Ninth Five-Year Plan. During the period of the Reform Movement of 1898, Western civilization had entered China in large quantities. Under such circumstances, Emperor Guangxus reform failed. He hoped that Kangxi, Yongzheng or Qianlong would lead China into an industrial society 200 years ago. Its unrealistic. Therefore, Feiyuehe named his three emperors novels The Lost Xia Trilogy, a Dynasty left to the world the last brilliant, so that people can only marvel at its gloomy ending.