Dolgun Rectified Political Malpractice in the Early Qing Dynasty
LI Kai can (Anyang University, Anyang 455000, China)
Dolgun was an outstanding statesman and strategist in the early Qing Dynasty. When he acted as regent, he recified the official style of work, remitted three pays, prevented the increment in tax of the posts, and reestablished the rules of taxes and corvee. All these measures he adopted took a decisive effect on eliminating the long-standing abuse in the last years of the Ming Dynasty, getting rid of the corrupt customs in the earlier Hu Dynasty as well as consolidating the political power of the Qing Dynasty. And these steps he adopted were still of great significance on laying the foundation of the Qing Dynasty.