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Emperor Kangxi

Acknowledged as a success among the Qing emperors, Emperor Kangxi (1654-1722) ascended the throne at age 7, and exercised full power by the age of 13. With the dual aim of developing the economy and easing domestic tensions, he imposed a permanent ban on land enclosure, encouraged population growth, and ordered that taxation never be increased. (More...)