Yongzheng Emperor Quote

The seditious rebels claim that we are the rulers of Manchuria and only later penetrated central China to become its rulers. Their prejudices concerning the division of their and our country have caused many vitriolic falsehoods. What these rebels have not understood is the fact that Manchuria is for the Manchus the same as the birthplace is for the people of the central plain. Shun belonged to the Eastern Yi, and King Wen to the Western Yi. Does this fact diminish their virtues?


大义觉迷录 [Record of how great righteousness awakens the misguided], 近代中国史料丛刊 [Collectanea of materials on modern Chinese history] (Taipei: 文海出版社, 1966), vol. 36, 351–2, 1: 2b–3a

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The seditious rebels claim that we are the rulers of Manchuria and only later penetrated central China to become its rulers. Their prejudices...

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The seditious rebels claim that we are the rulers of Manchuria and only later penetrated central China to become its rulers. Their prejudices...

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The seditious rebels claim that we are the rulers of Manchuria and only later penetrated central China to become its rulers. Their prejudices...

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The seditious rebels claim that we are the rulers of Manchuria and only later penetrated central China to become its rulers. Their prejudices...