China enjoys a rich and illustrious history that has enjoyed a number of twists and turns. One of the most fascinating elements of Chinese history is the nation’s Imperial dynasties. Emperors ruled over China since before records were kept, right up until 1912.
For many, the greatest Chinese ruler of all time was the Kangxi Emperor. Kangxi (which loosely translates as, “peaceful harmony”) was the fourth Emperor of the Qing dynasty and ruled over China for 61 years.
The nation was recoiling from a period of unrest and chaos when Kangxi took the throne, but he managed to turn China’s fortunes around. Many historians refer to this reign as, “the prosperous era of Kangxi and Qianlong.”