Contact Network and Attribution to the Mainland-the Yongzheng Period's Governance of the Western Sichuan Plateau
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The governing of the Western Sichuan Plateau during Yongzheng period played a key role in linking the past and the next between Kangxi and Qianlong periods. In order to strengthen the effective governance of Tibet and maintain unimpeded access to Tibet and regional stability, the Central Government of the Qing Dynasty planned to include the Western Sichuan Plateau under its direct rule. The central government used new ideas such as the first large-scale garrison, administrative demarcation, and setting up Xuntang (basal military organization) to improve the administrative establishment of the Western Sichuan Plateau. It also appointed chieftains, and built grain platforms, thus realizing the direct management of the Western Sichuan Plateau. It established the Qing Dynasty's new model of governing Tibet based on the Western Sichuan Plateau, making the Western Sichuan Plateau a geographic link between the Central Plains Dynasty and the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Yongzheng period, Western sichuan plateau, Geopolitical ties