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Imperial Han Dynasty

Western Han Dynasty lasted from 202 BC to 9 AD. There was a discontinuation due to Xin Dynasty from 9 to 23 AD. Western Han Dynasty continued from 23 to 25 AD. The dynasty continued as Eastern Han Dynasty from 25 to 220 AD. This is a period when China was under Chinese rule.

Reign Name :

Emperor Gaozu of Han

Posthumous Name:
Gaozu
Name:
Liu Bang
Reign Years:
206 BC to 195 BC

Liu Bang was the first commoner to become an Emperor in Chinese history.

Emperor Hui of Han

Posthumous Name:
Huidi
Name:
Liu Ying
Reign Years:
195 BC to 188 BC

Emperor Qianshao

Posthumous Name:
Shaodi
Name:
Liu Gong
Reign Years:
188 BC to 184 BC

Emperor Houshao of Han

Posthumous Name:
Shaodi
Name:
Liu Hong
Reign Years:
184 BC to 180 BC

Emperor Wen of Han

Posthumous Name:
Wendi
Name:
Liu Heng
Reign Years:
180 BC to 157 BC

Emperor Jing of Han

Posthumous Name:
Jingdi
Name:
Liu Qi
Reign Years:
157 BC to 141 BC

Emperor Wu of Han

Posthumous Name:
Wudi
Name:
Liu Che
Reign Years:
141 BC to 87 BC

68, White Horse Temple, Luoyang City, Henan Province

White Horse Temple was first built to honour 2 monks who brought Buddhist sutras to China carried on a white horse.

Emperor Zhao of Han

Posthumous Name:
Zhaodi
Name:
Liu Fuling
Reign Years:
87 BC to 74 BC

Marquis of Haihun

Posthumous Name:
The Prince of Changyi
Name:
Liu He
Reign Years:
74 BC

Emperor Xuan of Han

Posthumous Name:
Xuandi
Name:
Liu Bingyi / Liu Xun
Reign Years:
74 BC to 49 BC

Duling Mausoleum, Xian City

Duling Mausoleum

Emperor Yuan of Han

Posthumous Name:
Yuandi
Name:
Liu Shi
Reign Years:
49 BC to 33 BC

Emperor Cheng of Han

Posthumous Name:
Chengdi
Name:
Liu Ao
Reign Years:
33 BC to 7 BC

Emperor Ai of Han

Posthumous Name:
Aidi
Name:
Liu Xin
Reign Years:
7 BC to 1 BC

Emperor Ping of Han

Posthumous Name:
Pingdi
Name:
Liu Kan
Reign Years:
1 to 6 AD

Ruzi Ying

Posthumous Name:
ruzi
Name:
Liu Ying
Reign Years:
6 to 9 AD

Wang Meng

Posthumous Name:
-
Name:
Wang Meng
Reign Years:
9 to 23 AD

This period was ruled by Wang Meng as Xin Dynasty.

Emperor Gengshi of Han

Posthumous Name:
Gengdi
Name:
Liu Xuan
Reign Years:
23 to 25 AD

Emperor Gengshi of Han is the last ruler of Western Han Dynasty.

Emperor Guangwu of Han

Posthumous Name:
Guangwudi
Name:
Liu Xiu
Reign Years:
25 to 57 AD

Emperor Guangwu of Han is the first Emperor of Eastern Han Dynasty

Emperor Ming of Han

Posthumous Name:
Mingdi
Name:
Liu Zhuang
Reign Years:
57 to 75 AD

Emperor Zhang of Han

Posthumous Name:
Zhangdi
Name:
Liu Da
Reign Years:
75 to 88 AD

Emperor He of Han

Posthumous Name:
Hedi
Name:
Liu Zhao
Reign Years:
88 to 106 AD

Emperor Shang of Han

Posthumous Name:
Shangdi
Name:
Liu Long
Reign Years:
106 AD

Emperor An of Han

Posthumous Name:
Addi
Name:
Liu Hu
Reign Years:
106 to 125 AD

Marquess of Beixiang

Posthumous Name:
Shaodi, the Marquess of Beixiang
Name:
Liu Yi
Reign Years:
125 AD

Emperor Shun of Han

Posthumous Name:
Shundi
Name:
Liu Bao
Reign Years:
125 to 144 AD

Emperor Chong of Han

Posthumous Name:
Chongdi
Name:
Liu Bing
Reign Years:
144 to 145 AD

Emperor Zhi of Han

Posthumous Name:
Zhidi
Name:
Liu Zuan
Reign Years:
145 to 146 AD

Emperor Huan of Han

Posthumous Name:
Huandi
Name:
Liu Zhi
Reign Years:
146 to 168 AD

Emperor Ling of Han

Posthumous Name:
Lingdi
Name:
Liu Hong
Reign Years:
168 to 189 AD

Prince of Hongnong

Posthumous Name:
Shaodi, the Prince of Hongnong
Name:
Liu Bian
Reign Years:
189 AD

Emperor Xian of Han

Posthumous Name:
Xiandi
Name:
Liu Xie
Reign Years:
189 to 220 AD

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