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Table of Chinese Imperial Reigns (7)

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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20. The Míng Dynasty

Dynasty Code.Reign CodeDynastyEmperor's Temple
Name
Emperor's Reign NameStartEnd
20a 0Míng 13681644
20a 1 Tài zǔ 太祖Hóng wǔ 洪武13681398
20a 2 Huì dì 惠帝Jiàn wén 建文13981402
20a 3 Chéng zǔ 成祖Yǒng lè 永樂永乐14021424
20a 4 Rén zōng 仁宗Hóng xī 洪熙14241425
20a 5 Xuān zōng 宣宗Xuān dé 宣德14251436
20a 6 Yīng zōng 英宗Zhèng tǒng 正統正统14361450
20a 7 Dài zōng 代宗Jǐng tài 景泰14501457
20a 8 Yīng zōng 英宗Tiān shùn 天順天顺14571465
20a 9 Xiàn zōng 憲宗宪宗Chéng huà 成化14651488
20a 10 Xiào zōng 孝宗Hóng zhì 弘治14881505
20a 11 Wǔ zōng 武宗Zhèng dé 正德15051521
20a 12 Shì zōng 世宗Jiā jìng 嘉靖15211566
20a 13 Mù zōng 穆宗Lóng qìng 隆慶隆庆15661572
20a 14 Shén zōng 神宗Wàn lì 萬曆万历15721620
20a 15 Guāng zōng 光宗Tài chāng 泰昌16201620
20a 16 Xǐ zōng 熹宗Tiān qǐ 天啟天启16201627
20a 17 Zhuāng liè dì 莊烈帝庄烈帝Chóng zhēn 崇禎崇祯16271643
20a 18 Hóng guāng 弘光16451645
20a 19 Lóng wǔ 隆武16461648
20a 20 Yǒng lì 永曆永历16481649

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21. The Qīng Dynasty

Dynasty Code.Reign CodeDynastyEmperor's Temple
Name
Emperor's Reign NameStartEnd
21a 0Qīng 16441911
21a 1 Shì zǔ 世祖Shùn zhì 順治顺治16441661
21a 2 Shèng zǔ 聖祖圣祖Kāng xī 康熙16621722
21a 3 Shì zōng 世宗Yōng zhèng 雍正17231735
21a 4 Gāo zōng 高宗Qián lóng 乾隆17361795
21a 5 Rén zōng 仁宗Jiā qìng 嘉慶嘉庆17961820
21a 6 Xuān zōng 宣宗Dào guāng 道光18211850
21a 7 Wén zōng 文宗Xián fēng 咸豐咸丰18511861
21a 8 Mù zōng 穆宗Tóng zhì 同治18621874
21a 9 Dé zōng 德宗Guāng xù 光緒光绪18751908
21a 10 Xùn dì 遜帝逊帝Xuān tǒng 宣統宣统19081912

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22-23. The Post-Imperial Period

Dynasty Code.Reign CodeRegimeStartEnd
22a 0Zhōng huá mín guó (ROC) 中華民國中华民国 (mainland China)19121949
22b 0Zhōng huá mín guó (ROC) 中華民國中华民国 (Taiwan)1945
23a 0Zhōng huá rén mín gòng hé guó (PRC) 中華人民共和國中华人民共和国1949

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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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