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  Emperor of China -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As the Emperor usually has a large number of sons, it was generally not possible for a female to succeed to the throne.
The Emperor's family, termed the (Click link for more info and facts about Imperial Family) Imperial Family, is made up of the Emperor as the head, the Empress (皇后) as the primary consort, leader of the harem, and Mother of the Nation (国母).
The Emperor's brothers and uncles serve in court by law with the status of any other court officials (臣子), and the Emperor is always elevated above despite chronological or generational superiority of another person in the family when in court.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/em/emperor_of_china.htm   (996 words)

  
 Chinese Emperor Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The emperor or huangdi (皇帝 in pinyin: huang2 di4) of China was the head of government and head of state of China from the Qin dynasty in 221 BC until the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911.
Some Emperors, like the Kangxi Emperor, after abolishing the position of Crown Prince, placed the succession papers in a sealed box, only to be opened and announced after his death.
The Emperor's family, termed the Imperial Family, is made up of the Emperor as the head, the Empress (皇后) as the primary consort, leader of the harem, and Mother of the Nation (国母).
www.karr.net /search/encyclopedia/Chinese_emperor   (1391 words)

  
 Interesting Facts - China
Chinese Emperor Shi Huang-Ti built a network of 270 palaces, linked by tunnels, and was ao afraid of assassination that he slept in a different palace each night.
When a Chinese bystander ashore was killed accidentally by a cannon salvo of greeting from an England ship, during the early days (1830's) of the China-Western trade, the England were forced to turn over to China the hapless gunner, who was promptly strangled.
In 1985 the Chinese press announced the discovery of a strip of land 1,000 metres by 15 metres, running down from a hill to a river, in Huanre County, Liaoning province.
www.sentex.net /~ajy/facts/china.html   (1296 words)

  
 Royalty.nu - Chinese History - The Last Emperor of China, Henry Pu Yi (Hsuan Tung)
The country was ruled by Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi (or Cixi), who had imprisoned the nominal emperor, Kuang Hsu, for conspiring against her.
From Emperor to Citizen by Henry Pu Yi.
The Last Emperor by Arnold C. Brackman is a vivid biography of P'u Yi.
www.royalty.nu /Asia/China/PuYi.html   (3172 words)

  
 Encyclopedia [Definition]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Chinese emperorThe king or wang (王; wang2) was the Chinese head of state from the Zhou to Qin dynasties.
The Chinese expression Zhongguo ren (中國人 or 中国人) literally means "Chinese person" but usually refers to a person of Chine...
The fourth son of the Yongzheng Emperor, he reigned officially from October 18, 1735 to February 9, 1796, at which point he retired in favor of his son, the Jiaqing Emperor - a filial act in order not to reign longer than his grandfather, the illustrious Kangxi Emperor.
www.wikimirror.com /encyclopedia   (13785 words)

  
 Chinese emperor's seal sold at a record price
Bidding for the seal, which was said to have been used by Emperor Kang Xi, the fourth emperor of the Qing Dynasty, began at 1.6 million yuan, but soared to a final price of six million yuan.
A Chinese emperor's seals were regarded as a symbol of his power.
Records show that Emperor Kang Xi had 120 seals, most of which were lost in Europe after allied forces looted Beijing in 1900.
quickstart.clari.net /qs_se/webnews/wed/aq/Qchina-antique.RuJc_DlD.html   (211 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Chinese sovereign Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The king or wang was the Chinese head of state from the Zhou to Qin dynasties.
Tang Ai Di Li Zhu (唐哀帝 tang2 ai1 di4 李柷 li3 zhu4), also known as Tang Zhao Xuan Di (唐昭宣帝 tang2 zhao1 xuan1 di4), was last emperor of the Tang Dynasty reigning from 904 to 907.
Since all legitimate rulers of China after Qin Shi Huang Di were titled emperor of China, they can also be referred to by "emperor of" and the name of his/her respective dynasty after the temple or posthumous name.
www.ipedia.com /chinese_sovereign.html   (1053 words)

  
 Emperor of China : Chinese Emperor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The emperor or huangdi (皇帝 in pinyin: huang2 di4) of China was the head of the government of China from the Qin dynasty in 221 A.D. until the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911.
Although formally the son of heaven, the power of the emperor varied between different emperors and different dynasties, with some emperors being absolute rulers and others being figureheads with actual power in the hands of court factions, eunuchs, the bureaucracy or noble families.
It was generally not possible for a female to succeed to the throne and in the history of China there has only been one reigning Empress, the Empress Wu of the Tang dynasty.
www.eurofreehost.com /ch/Chinese_Emperor.html   (322 words)

  
 Modern History Sourcebook: Père du Halde: Teaching Science to the Manchu Emperor, c. 1680
The emperor was greatly pleased with so unusual a sight, and desired to have a machine made in his garden at Peking, wherein, without being seen himself, he might see everything that passed in the streets and neighboring places.
This was a diversion entirely new both for the court and city, and crowds of all sorts came constantly to hear it; the church, though large, was not sufficient for the throng that incessantly went backward and forward.
They also presented the emperor with thermometers to show the several degrees of heat and cold, to which was added a very nice hygrometer to discover the several degrees of moisture and dryness.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1680halde1.html   (1705 words)

  
 Imperial Eras
First Emperor), a formulation previously reserved for deities and the mythological sage-emperors, and imposed Qin's centralized, nonhereditary bureaucratic system on his new empire.
Two of the great Chinese inventions, paper and porcelain, date from Han times.
Chinese armies also invaded and annexed parts of northern Vietnam and northern Korea toward the end of the second century B.C. Han control of peripheral regions was generally insecure, however.
www-chaos.umd.edu /history/imperial.html   (968 words)

  
 Royalty.nu - The History of China - Chinese Royalty
Chronicle of the Chinese Emperors by Ann Paludan.
Emperor of China: Self-Portrait of K'Ang-Hsi by Jonathan D. Spence uses original documents to tell the life story of Manchu emperor K'ang-Hsi, who ruled China from 1661 to 1772.
Emperor K'Ang Hsi of China by Eloise Talcott Hibbert.
www.royalty.nu /Asia/China/index.html   (1885 words)

  
 Chinese sovereign : Chinese emperor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
How to read titles of a Chinese sovereign All sovereigns are denoted by a string of Chinese characters.
3) Since all legitimate rulers of China after Qin Shi Huang Di were titled emperor of China, they can also be referred to by "emperor of" and the name of his/her respective dynasty after the temple or posthumous name.
He pretended at first to be very life, he took up the trade of catering for the vices of the Court, and he used to assist in all the libels and pasquinades which were written.
www.termsdefined.net /ch/chinese-emperor.html   (959 words)

  
 CHINESE EMPEROR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The emperor or huangdi (皇帝 in pinyin: huang2 di4) of China then became the title of head of state of China from the Qin dynasty (A.D.221) to the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911.
Emperors before the Tang dynasty: use name of dynasty + posthumous names.
Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasty: use era names (same as reign names) because each emperor has only one distinctive era name.
www.websters-online-dictionary.org /definition/CHINESE+EMPEROR   (974 words)

  
 Li Xin, Pu Yi's Widow Reveals Last Emperor's Soft Side
Friends and relatives joined her Wednesday at a hillside some 120 km west of Beijing, where Pu Yi's ashes were buried in January after being kept in the vaults of the people's cemetery in Beijing since his death 28 years ago.
While he was Emperor Xuan Tong of the Qing dynasty, or even the japanese-backed Emperor Kang De of the puppet 'Manchukuo' (Manchuria) regime, Pu Yi lived in self-indulgent splendour.
Zhang's cemetery, an 800 sq km area called Xi Ling (Western Tombs), is the burial ground of four Qing dynasty emperors, nine queens, 57 imperial concubines and 76 princes and princesses.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/55/045.html   (1002 words)

  
 Portraits of Emperors
Kangxi was the 4-th emperor of the Qing Dynasty.
The portrait shows the young emperor Kangxi, sitting at his writing table and holding a thick writing brush.
On the marble top of the table there are paper, ink, brush and inkstone, the "Four Treasures of the Study"; they are the tools of the painter and calligrapher.
www.chinapage.com /emperor.html   (250 words)

  
 Encyclopedia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These scholars had an incalculable influence on methods of research and editing, due in part to the Islamic practice of isnad which emphasized fidelity to written record, checking sources, and skeptical inquiry.
The Chinese emperor Cheng-Zu of the Ming Dynasty oversaw the compilation of the Yongle Encyclopedia, one of the largest encyclopedias in history, which was completed in 1408 and comprised over 11,000 handwritten volumes, of which only about 400 now survive.
In the succeeding dynasty, emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty personally composed 40,000 poems as part of a 4.7 million page library in 4 divisions, including thousands of essays.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Encyclopedia   (2899 words)

  
 answers to technical interview questions
A chinese emperor had to choose a new adviser amongst 3 sages, all of them equally wise.
The last one of us to guess in the first round will know the answer." and the sages promptly demonstrated this to the emperor, who was so amazed by their wits that he appointed all 3 has his advisers.
NOTE: If the emperor had any wits at all he would have named them all advisers in the first place...
www.techinterview.org /Puzzles/fog0000000031.html   (224 words)

  
 Chinese Emperor was killed by meteorite
THE Yellow Emperor, regarded as the founder of the Middle Kingdom, was buried under the impact of a meteorite 5,000 years ago, Chinese scientists said yesterday.
According to the official China Daily newspaper, scientists believe that a 3ft long meteorite fragment found near the Emperor Huangdi’s mausoleum in the city of Xian, in north central legend, according to which Huangdi “died when the land was shattered” and was “broken up by nine dragons”.
The longevity of Chinese Empire, from Huangdi to Chairman Mao, is meant to justify the latter’s claim to ruling Taiwan, Tibet and Xinijang, which only occasionally were part of China over the centuries.
www.goldenageproject.org.uk /306chinese.html   (310 words)

  
 Chinese Emperor Freshwater Batfish Wimple Carp: WhoZoo
Placid in nature these fish exhibit an almost 'clownish' manner, swimming along the edges and contours of the aquarium, occasionally swimming along plants or up the sides of the tank until they are inverted and drift back down to the bottom.
The Chinese sucker (only sucker unique to China) searches for food by sifting the river bottom sand and 'sucking' food from in between rocks and debris.
The Fort Worth zoo feeds their Chinese Sucker a combination of lean horse heart, shrimp/bone/oat meal, and children's vitamins held together by a gelatin base.
whozoo.org /Intro2000/faithbev/FMB_emperor.htm   (565 words)

  
 Chinese Emperor's Seal Sold at a Record Price   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bidding for the seals, which were said to have been used by Emperor Kang Xi, the fourth emperor of the Qing Dynasty, began at 1.6 million yuan (US$194,000), but soared to a final price of 6 million yuan, hitting a record high for the auction of an imperial seal.
A spokesperson for the auctioneer, Huachen, said the seal, with a carved surface measuring 9.5 centimeters square, was retrieved from a United States collector and sold to a Chinese buyer who declined to be identified.
A Chinese emperor's seals were regarded as a symbol of their power.
english.21dnn.com /7778/2003-7-15/208@950543.htm   (193 words)

  
 Terra Cotta Warriors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The terra cotta warriors were accidentally discovered by Chinese peasants while digging a well.
What they found was the ancient burial-site of the first Chinese Emperor Qin Shihuangdi.
These warriors were placed all around the burial tomb of Emperor Qin.
campus.northpark.edu /history/WebChron/China/TerraWar.html   (589 words)

  
 Custom Writing on Chinese History - Emperor Kang
Chinese History - Emperor Kang-hsi Emperor K’ang-hsi ruled China from 1661 to 1722 and his reign is captured by Jonathan D. Spence’s book Emperor of China.
The information in Spence’s book is based on Emperor K’ang-hsi’s correspondence, his own writings.
In the end Spence did achieve his goal of gaining new insights into Emperor K’ang-hsi and wrote a good history of the Emperors life.
www.vipessays.com /termpaper/Chinese_History__Emperor_Kang-30839.html   (228 words)

  
 The Mythical Chinese Emperor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The mythical Chinese emperor Shen Nung advised his people to drink tea instead of water.
The Chinese used Green Tea to treat rheumatism, cold, digestive, liver problems and blood circulation.
Externally it was applied in paste form to heal wounds and skin tumors.
www.harvestfields.ca /Tea/Info/mythical_emperor.htm   (159 words)

  
 Modern History Sourcebook: Père du Halde: The Manchu Emperor and Chinese Music, c. 1680   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
THE Chinese like the European music well enough, provided that there is but one voice to accompany the sound of several instruments.
But as for the contrast of different voices, of grave and acute sounds, they are not at all agreeable to their taste, for they look upon them as no better than disagreeable confusion.
They began by examining all the authors that had written upon the subject, they caused all sorts of instruments to be made after the ancient manner and according to the size proposed.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1680halde2.html   (444 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Yellow Emperor (Chinese And Taiwanese History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Yellow Emperor Mandarin Huangdi, legendary Chinese ruler and culture hero; tradition holds that he reigned from 2697
B.C. He is one of the mythical prehistoric emperors who supposedly created the basic elements of Chinese civilization.
Along with the semimythical Lao Tzu, he was associated in the traditional Chinese folk culture with the founding of Taoism.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/Y/YellowEm.html   (180 words)

  
 Free Paper King.com - FREE Education of a Chinese Emperor Essay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
How this education prepared the emperor for his exercise of imperial power will also be looked.
A Chinese emperor was not born to rule, as is the case with Qianlong.
They had to be taught values and expectations that were hopefully to prepare him for the power he would be in charge of some day.
www.freepaperking.com /viewpaper/1934.html   (173 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Chinese-emperor
Updated 257 days 21 hours 16 minutes ago.
T ng Āi D Lǐ Zh (唐哀帝 李柷), also known as T Zhāo Xuān D (唐昭宣帝), was last emperor of the Tang Dynasty reigning from 904 to 907.
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www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Chinese_emperor   (1024 words)

  
 Chinese Emperor's Seal Sold at a Record Price   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bidding for the seals, which were said to have been used by Emperor Kang Xi, the fourth emperor of the Qing Dynasty, began at 1.6 million yuan, but soared to a final price of six million yuan,hitting a record high for the auction of an imperial seal.
A spokesperson for the auctioneer, Huachen, said the seal, witha carved surface measuring 9.5 centimeters square, was retrieved from a United States collector and sold to a Chinese buyer who declined to be identified.
Another set of 12 of the emperor's seals sold for 19 million HK dollars in a Hong Kong auction.
english1.people.com.cn /200307/13/eng20030713_120104.shtml   (367 words)

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