Emperor Yongzheng did not punish Zeng Jing, and finally chose to exonerate Zeng Jing. But after the death of Yongzheng, Qianlong sentenced Zeng Jing to a high-level sentence. The two emperors made two diametrically opposed decisions. Why? Which method is better?
First of all, according to Qianlong’s urinary nature, if Zeng Jing’s case occurred during Qianlong’s reign, Zeng Jing could not live. Unlike the Kangxi writing prison which attacked the upper-class intellectuals, the Yongzheng writing prison mainly attacked one’s own political opponents. A considerable part of the writing prison in the Qianlong period sank to the lower people inexplicably. Kill a stupid pig who lives in a poor rural area in Hunan where economic life is still bartering, opposing the Qing Dynasty and Aixinjueluo, (to persuade Yue Zhongqi from the perspective of the descendants of Yue Fei, this is too stupid) Qianlong No problem. The main question is why Yongzheng would let Zeng Jing go. This is the main one. I can’t give a specific reason, I can only rely on guessing. Could it be that Yongzheng wants to buy horse bones from his daughters, establish a model of obedience to the dynasty, preach everywhere, and improve Yongzheng’s image? Could it be that Yongzheng is really kind? Is it to fight against political opponents? In fact, I prefer Yongzheng to really need him to improve his image. Among the emperors of the Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng was the most bizarre. Although the theory of Yongzheng usurpering the throne can be said to be extremely unreliable, it does not prove that Yongzheng’s supremacy is completely legal and there is no problem. Judging from the collection of letters related to the old fourteenth and Kangxi and other nervous actions, Yong is more guilty of conscience. Don’t dare to make big moves, there may be some small moves. His domestic and foreign political enemies extended from this point and poured a lot of dirty water on Yongzheng. Yongzheng took the opportunity of Zeng Jing to directly preach to the people. Improve your image from both loyalty and filial piety and nationality. I think this is at least one of the goals. Judging from the dialogue between Yongzheng and Zeng Jing, Yongzheng was indeed very patient and refuted all kinds of rumors to Zeng Jing. Yongzheng explained to him even the dog-blood rumors that the coins were shipped outside the customs to make copper pillars. In addition, Yongzheng published the first book of the Qing Dynasty, “Da Yi Jue Mi Lu”, which also shows that Yong Zheng has a strong interest in debating scriptures. It seems to be very large. It not only explained the problem of one’s own throne, but also seemed to openly discuss the issue of national unity at that time. Many principles do sound more advanced. Frankly speaking, this kind of means there is no silver three hundred taels here. Yongzheng was like a violent woman who was desperate to prove her chastity, she had to lower her lower limit and considered herself barbaric. It can be seen that Yongzheng was too in need of whitewashing and had to adopt such an urgent and inappropriate way to prove himself. Of course, the dead and the living are useful. Zeng Jing is a typical living person, so it works. Lu Liuliang is dead, he has to kill chickens and monkeys. Lu Liuliang opened the coffin to kill the corpse, and the Lu family were all implicated. Politics is always cruel. Zeng Jing was instructed by Yongzheng, and at the same time, Lu Liuliang’s body had fallen apart! Then it was Qianlong, who took a different approach from his father. Regarding the throne, Qianlong simply bypassed Yongzheng without emphasizing how he and his father were. He frantically brags about his grandfather Kangxi, frantically flaunts the time spent with him that year to create legitimacy for himself. Regardless of whether he is sincere or using it, Qianlong’s respect for grandfather is higher than that of his father. In terms of ethnicity, Qianlong still claimed to be Chinese orthodox, but he strictly banned related sensitive words and maintained a high pressure state. Therefore, Qianlong sneered at his father’s practice of admitting himself as a barbarian. Therefore, Qianlong listed it as a banned book, which was too self-evident and innocent. For Zeng Jing, Qianlong killed a hundred. It can be regarded as wiping the old man’s ass.