China’s last imperial family, the Qing Dynasty, was the final dynasty of the Chinese Empire, ruling from 1644 to 1912.The word “Qing” means “bright” or “clear” in Chinese. When the Qing Dynasty fell in 1912, it marked the end of this history and the beginning of republic and socialist rule.
In total, the Qing dynasty had 12 emperors. The Qing Emperors were said to lead painstakingly strict lives of diligence, worship and study. Particularly important were the three greats—Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong emperors —who presided over a 140-year period of great prosperity and are remembered for their personal discipline and measured dedication to their people.
Displaying these prized emperors evokes auspicious Ch’i and prosperity.