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Table of Chinese Imperial Reigns (4)

Historical Overview


  1. The Pre-Imperial (Feudal) Period (Periods 1-4)
    (Prehistory through the Warring States, ending in 222 BC)
  2. Early Imperial Period (Periods 5-6)
    (Qín & Hàn dynasties, 221 BC - AD 220)
  3. First Intermediate Period (Periods 7-10) (AD 220-581)
  4. Middle Imperial Period (Periods 11-12)
    (Suí and Táng dynasties, AD 581-907)
  5. Second Intermediate Period (Periods 13-14) (AD 907-979)
  6. Third Imperial Period (Periods 15-19)
    (Sòng through Yuán dynasties, AD 960-1367)
  7. Modern Period (Periods 20-23)
    (Míng dynasty through Post-Imperial Period, AD 1368 to present)

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11. The Suí Dynasty

Dynasty CodeReign CodeDynastyEmperor's Temple
Name
StartEnd
11a 0Suí 581618
11a 1Wén dì 文帝581604
11a 2Yáng dì 煬帝 炀帝604617
11a 3Gōng dì yòu 恭帝侑617618
11a 4Gōng dì tóng 恭帝侗618618

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12. The Táng Dynasty

Dynasty CodeReign CodeDynastyEmperor's Temple
Name
StartEnd
12a 0Táng 618907
12a 1Gāo zǔ 高祖618626
12a 2Tài zōng 太宗626649
12a 3Gāo zōng 高宗649683
12a 4Zhōng zōng 中宗683684
12a 5Ruì zōng 睿宗684684
12a 6Wǔ hòu 武后684704
12a 7Zhōng zōng 中宗705710
12a 8Ruì zōng 睿宗710712
12a 9Xuán zōng 玄宗712756
12a 9Míng huáng 明皇 (= Xuán zōng 玄宗) 712756
12a 10Sù zōng 肅宗 肃宗756762
(The Ān Lùshān Rebellion, or "Yān Dynasty," is listed below as Dynasty 12b.)
Dynasty CodeReign CodeDynastyEmperor's Temple
Name
StartEnd
12a 11Dài zōng 代宗762779
12a 12Dé zōng 德宗779805
12a 13Shùn zōng 順宗 顺宗805805
12a 14Xiàn zōng 憲宗 宪宗805820
12a 15Mù zōng 穆宗820824
12a 16Jìng zōng 敬宗824826
12a 17Wén zōng 文宗826840
12a 18Wǔ zōng 武宗840846
12a 19Xuān zōng 宣宗846859
12a 20Yì zōng 懿宗859873
12a 21Xī zōng 僖宗873888
12a 22Zhāo zōng 昭宗888904
12a 23Zhāo xuān dì 昭宣帝904907
12a 23Āi zōng 哀宗 (= Zhāo xuān dì 昭宣帝) 904907

12b. The Yān Dynasty (Ān Lùshān Rebellion)

In December, 755, a northern general named Ān Lùshān 安祿山安禄山 declared himself emperor and named his new dynasty Yān . The rebellion dragged on until 763, and it left the Táng dynasty shaken. The Yān “dynasty” did not have temple names, so their Chinese personal names are given here.

Dynasty CodeReign CodeDynastyEmperor's Chinese
Name
StartEnd
12b0 Yān 756 763
12b 1 Ān Lùshān 安祿山 安禄山 756 757
12b 2 Ān Qìngxù 安慶緒 安庆绪 757 759
12b 3 Shǐ Sīmíng 史思明 759 761
12b 4 Shǐ Cháoyì 史朝義 史朝义 761 763

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  1. The Pre-Imperial (Feudal) Period (Periods 1-4)
    (Prehistory through the Warring States, ending in 222 BC)
  2. Early Imperial Period (Periods 5-6)
    (Qín & Hàn dynasties, 221 BC - AD 220)
  3. First Intermediate Period (Periods 7-10) (AD 220-581)
  4. Middle Imperial Period (Periods 11-12)
    (Suí and Táng dynasties, AD 581-907)
  5. Second Intermediate Period (Periods 13-14) (AD 907-979)
  6. Third Imperial Period (Periods 15-19)
    (Sòng through Yuán dynasties, AD 960-1367)
  7. Modern Period (Periods 20-23)
    (Míng dynasty through Post-Imperial Period, AD 1368 to present)

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