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Qianlong [Ch’ien-lung; Emperor Gaozong, Kao-tsung; Hongli; hao Changchun Jushi, Xintian Zhuren, Guxi Tianzi, Shichuan Laoren]locked

  • Elizabeth F. Bennett

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(b Beijing, 26 Sept 1711; reg 1736–96; d 7 Feb 1799). Chinese emperor, collector and artist. The name Qianlong is, in fact, an imperial reign title, but it is used for the emperor more generally than the alternative, Emperor Gaozong.

The Qianlong emperor, fourth emperor of the Qing dynasty (...

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