How well was the Qing doing independent of the opium problem from 1800 to 1839?

Nov 2014
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ph
How well was the Qing governing China aside from the opium problem, which was a bit of an out of context problem, kind of like the Spanish to the Aztecs and Incas? Although there were revolts, it seems that the Qing were able to contain them, and aside from the opium problem, which was introduced by the West, its situation in the early 19th century was nowhere near as bad as the last decades of the Ming and the Han dynasties.
 
Nov 2014
421
ph
And to be fair, all of the Qing emperors seemed be on the dot, and tried to do their job in an earnest and serious manner, and you did not have genuinely neglectful or hedonist emperors who spent all their days drinking, hunting, and chasing around palace women like you did in the earlier dynasties when they were starting to decline.