[Podcast] The Yongzheng Emperor and Christianity in China


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18th-century painting of the Yongzheng Emperor

In 1724, the Yongzheng Emperor proscribed Christianity. But what he really wanted is what rulers always want: people who will serve their state but not threaten its order. Jesuit advisers working in China’s capital at that time, after all, had proved useful to the empire.

Read the article by James Carter: https://supchina.com/2021/02/10/the-yongzheng-emperor-and-christianity-in-china/

Narrated by Kaiser Kuo.

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