Chapter: 159

"The storms at sea, the countries of the West, and silver and silver coins. Except for Jiang Xinghuo, who else can guarantee to know more about these things and do better?"

"If Jiang Xinghuo is willing to come out to do things for Daming, just like Xibo Hou Jichang worships Jiang Ziya as his grand teacher, so why not worship Jiang Xinghuo as a national teacher?"

As soon as this statement came out, everyone was shocked!

Seeing that several people did not speak, Zhu Di knew that what he said was abrupt, so he stopped talking.

"How to arrange Jiang Xinghuo's affairs, I will decide after listening to the class of 'Silver Treasures' at noon today."

Zhu Di took a sip of the tea, and the bitter taste of walnuts lingered on his lips and teeth.

He put down his teacup, looked at his two sons and said seriously: "The most important thing right now is to formally start the pilot project of 'payment of labor into mu' in Susongjiahu prefectures, understand?"

"I understand!" Zhu Gaochi replied in a concentrated voice, and Zhu Gaosui was equally solemn.

It is not difficult to hold a grand meeting to announce the policy of "sharing labor into the mu" and use thunderous means to quell the protests of hundreds of officials.

However, it is extremely difficult to truly implement the matter of "payment of labor into the mu".

As the saying goes, there are policies above and countermeasures below.

Even if it is the Ninth Five-Year Supreme, the original intention of the policy formulated is to reduce the burden on the people, but in the hands of the lower officials, it is very likely that it will be distorted into increasing the burden on the people.

Therefore, in the past dynasties, any reform cannot be successful without the support of the highest authority and extremely cruel means at the implementation level.

Which official of the Great Court today didn't see that Chen Ying, the left deputy capital of the Metropolitan Procuratorate, known as the eagle dog under Emperor Yongle's seat, and Ji Gang, the commander of the Jinyiwei, all had an ecstatic look of "a big job is coming"?

Zhu Di pondered and said: "I hope that the two of you can successfully carry out the pilot project of 'serving the mother', especially Chi'er..."

He raised his head and looked at the oldest son, seeing Zhu Gaochi's respectful expression, he spoke slowly.

"This move is not only related to the country, but also whether the administration of the Yongle Dynasty can make a good start. Reforming the vassal system is the emperor's family business, and it is a state business to share the labor into the mu. "

Zhu Gaochi knew very well that this was undoubtedly an important political test for him, and it was also a key test for Zhu Di to choose the prince.

One's own standing and statement must be unwavering and resolute.

The struggle in court is not a treat for dinner, and "paying the labor to the mu" is a major event that has touched the interests of the gentry class in Zhejiang, and even the entire gentry class!

It will inevitably arouse fierce opposition from the entire civil servant group!

Among these civil official groups, the Jiangnan region is the main one... and now the civil officials of the Manchu Dynasty are mostly from Jiangxi and Zhejiang.

"Duoji water in the Hanlin, half of the courtiers in Jiangxi" is not a false statement.

After all, Zhejiang and Jiangxi are close to each other, and they are two major components of the Jiangnan gentry group.

Once the Susongjiahu prefectures in Zhejiang were the first to be attacked, the civil servants who were originally from Jiangxi did not think that the emperor would let them go.

After all, the so-called gentry lies in four words-"farming and reading heirloom".

Without a field, how can I study?

Incorporating corvee into the field tax and increasing the field tax is digging their ancestral graves; letting these scholars who don’t have to serve corvee suddenly know that they don’t have to do corvee anymore, that’s slapping them in the face!

So this time, Zhu Gaochi knew it was very difficult!

If it succeeds, it will further gain the trust of the emperor; but if it fails, then I am afraid that I will be farther and farther away from the crown prince. Angela's Library