Imperial Edict in Honor of Qianlong's 80th Birthday
Item No. : 105544
A.D.1790 Qing dynasty
Height 76.5, width 271.5cm
mperor Qianlong reigned for six decades. Under his rule, military accomplishments and domestic achievements in art, culture, and government reached new heights. In honor of the Ten Great Campaigns fought during his reign, Emperor Qianlong wrote an essay entitled “Record of the Ten Completions“ in which he enumerated these victories. In this essay, he referred to himself as “the old man who completed the Ten Great Campaigns”. On his 80th birthday (1790), a grand celebration was held, and the imperial edict displayed here was announced. Tributary countries such as Joseon, Ryukyu, and Burma all sent emissaries and tributes.