Qing Dynasty

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(清朝) Ruling dynasty of China between 1644 and 1911.

Society

Politics

The most important administrative body of the Qing dynasty was the Grand Council which was a body composed of the emperor and high officials.

The Qing dynasty was characterized by a system of dual appointments by which each position in the central government had a Manchu and a Han Chinese assigned to it.

Military

Initially the Qing military consisted of bannermen and the Green Standard Army.