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|dc.description.abstract||Yu Chenglong was a famous government official in Qing Dynasty. He was born in the 45th year of the reign of Emperor Wanli of Ming Dynasty (1617), and was admitted into the associate list to study in the Imperial Academy (Guo Zi Jian) in the 12th year of the reign of Emperor Chongzhen of Ming Dynasty (1639). It was the 18th year of the reign of Emperor Shunzhi of Qing Dynasty (1661) when he started his official career at the age of 45. Yu was born in a time when Qing replaced Ming, so he had a deep knowledge of the social turmoil at the end of Ming Dynasty. Therefore, he had always put the people’s benefits at first, implemented good governance and focused on indoctrination during his official years. His political fame was spread everywhere. He was recommended by his superior for many times and was honored Outstanding three times in his entire life. He was gradually promoted to powerful position as Viceroy of Jiangsu and Jiangxi from a humble magistrate of a remote county.
Yu was known for his integrity and righteousness. He had always been living an upright and assiduous life in his years of power, eating and wearing simply. He had never been corrupted, taking nothing but his lawful salary. To the contrary, he donated his salary for several times to relieve the people in disaster or other charities. He was revered for his noble deeds by both common people and officials, and was even entitled “The NO.1 Incorruptible Official in the Country” by Emperor Kangxi
Yu’s government official years were mainly before the reign of Emperor Kangxi. Emperor Kangxi spared no effort to fight corruption since his succesion to the crown, honoring good officials to set role models for others to follow. As a man of integrity and capability, Yu had become the model in the policy set by Emperor Kangxi for his assiduous attitude and splendid achievements. Thanks to Emperor Kangxi’s generous promotion and support to upright officials, many integrity officials emerged in his reign to have achieved the Prosperous Reign of Kangxi.
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|DC.publisher||National Central University||en_US|