China: Rulers

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

See this list of Chinese Dynasties.

  • Liu Pang, founder of the Han dynasty (206?195 B.C.)
  • Wu-ti, posthumous temple name of the fifth emperor (140?87 B.C.) of the Han dynasty
  • Wang Mang, Chinese Han dynasty regent (45 B.C.?A.D. 23)
  • Sui, dynasty of China that ruled from 581 to 618
  • Hsan-tsung, Chinese emperor (712?56), ninth of the T'ang dynasty
  • Sung, dynasty of China that ruled 960?1279
  • Chao K'uang-yin, founder of the Sung dynasty (960?79)
  • Hui-tsung, Chinese emperor of the Northern Sung dynasty, painter, and a great patron of art (1082?1135)
  • Kublai Khan, Mongol emperor, founder of the Yan dynasty of China (1215?94)
  • Ming, dynasty of China that ruled from 1368 to 1644
  • Yung-lo, reign title of the third emperor (1403?24) of the Chinese Ming dynasty
  • Nurhaci, Manchu national founder (1559?1626)
  • Manchu, people who lived in Manchuria for many centuries and who ruled China from 1644 until 1912
  • K'ang-hsi, second emperor of the Ch'ing dynasty of China (1661?1722)
  • Ch'ien-lung, reign title of the fourth emperor (1735?96) of the Ch'ing dynasty
  • Tz'u Hsi, Tsu Hsi, dowager empress of China (1861?1908) and regent (1861?73, 1874?89, 1898?1908)
  • Kuang-hsu, emperor of China (1875?1908)
  • Henry Pu Yi, last emperor (1908?12) of China
  • Yan Shih-kai, president of China (1912?16)
  • Li Yan-hung, president of China (1916?17, 1922?23)
  • Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese Nationalist leader (1928?48)
  • Lin Sen, president of China (1932?43)
  • Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China (1943?76)
  • Deng Xiaoping, Chinese revolutionary and government leader (1945?89)
  • Li Peng, Chinese premier (1987?98)
  • Wen Jiabao, Chinese premier (2003?2013)
  • Li Keqiang, Chinese premier (2013?)
  • Jiang Zemin, president of China (1993?2003)
  • Hu Jintao, president of China (2003?2012 )
  • Xi Jinping, president of China (2012?)