From 1644 to 1722, the country was dominated by Kangxi and moved toward greater political integration and centralization.
Just like Kangxi said in his self-portrait at first: “giving life to people and killing people—those are the powers that the emperor has”. As the emperor, there is no doubt that Kangxi was the only person who could determine the people’s life and the fate of the country. Kangxi has tried his best to be a prominent emperor who keeps the …show more content…
Because Kangxi always reminded himself to “leave room for the hope that men will get better if they are given the time”, if Kangxi decided to, some of the criminals who should be severely punished could be avoided.
Secondly, another limitation was it is impossible for Kangxi to know every official and control every part in the country because there were numerous and uncountable officials in China. Despite the fact that Kangxi sincerely listen to the officials’ evaluation, cliques made this method even hard since these officials rely on themselves instead of the central power and the real problems were being beclouded. Thus, corruption negated the local economy and stability.
As the emperor of China, Kangxi’s attitude toward his officials and the common peoples was unlike other emperor and he managed his country to avoid the abuse of central power in a sense. He used three ways to get extra information to ensure the peace and keep the well development of the