The Forbidden City in Beijing was the centre of power for the emporer. The Qing developed a complex political system. At the very top of the system sat the emperor, who ruled with absolute authority from the Forbidden City in Beijing.
This picture shows how much land the Qing dynasty ruled over. They had more than of the land area on Earth. Asia's longest river, Yangtze flowed across China's most important cities. the Yangtze Valley provided more than one third of China's crops.
This is the emperor of the Qing Dynasty, his name is Yongzhen, The Qing Dynasty lasted 268 years, The English translation of the word 'Qing' is 'Pure. Throughout the 268 year history there were 11 emperors.