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 Shengyu guangxun
(1,137 words)

‘Amplified instructions on the Sacred Edict’, ‘The Yongzheng edicts’

The Yongzheng Emperor; Yinzhen; Shizong

Date: 1724

Original Language: Chinese


In 1670, the Kangxi Emperor instigated a series of instructions for use in local rituals known as the Sacred Edict (Chinese: Shengyu), which were expanded upon by his heir, the Yongzheng Emperor, in 1724. Under the Yongzheng Emperor, the Sacred Edict became a set of 16 maxims that were disseminated throughou…

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Morris, James Harry, “ Shengyu guangxun”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 January 2020 <>

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