Journal of Chaohu University ›› 2023, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (2): 97-105.doi: 10.12152/j.issn.1672-2868.2023.02.013

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A Study on the Group of Governor and Grand Secretaries in the Qianlong Period

YUAN Jun-ying:School of History,Culture and Tourism,Liaoning Normal University   

  1. School of History,Culture and Tourism,Liaoning Normal University,Dalian Liaoning 116033
  • Received:2022-11-22 Online:2023-03-25 Published:2023-07-21

Abstract: Governor and grand secretary is known as a grand secretary who also serves as a local governor. As the reform and innovation of the system of grand secretaries by the Yongzheng and Qianlong Emperors, the governor and grand secretaries first appeared in the late years of Yongzheng period, and they were active in the middle and late Qing dynasty. By analyzing the information of 12 governor and grand secretaries in Qianlong period, including their employment background, official career and on-duty information, this group turned out to be a high-quality bureaucratic group with outstanding ability, great military achievement, and abundant experience. They were the division and extension of imperial power, and played an important role in stabilizing the inner court and the outer court.

Key words: Qianlong period, governor and grand secretaries, employment background, official career

CLC Number: 

  • K249.3