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Emperor Shang of Han China

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Emperor Shang of Han China, ch. 漢殤帝, py. Hn Shāng d, wg. Han Shang-ti, (late October or early November 105 - August or September 106) was an emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty and the fifth emperor of the Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty.

The Empress Dowager Deng placed him on the throne when he was barely over 100 days old, despite having two older brothers who were born from a consort. This move solidified the power of the Empress dowager and prolonged the rule of the Empress dowager's family.

Empress dowager Deng also raised Liu Hu (劉祜 Lu H), the twelve-year old cousin of Shangdi and future Emperor Han Aidi, in the palace as the successor to the throne as insurance against the baby emperor's death. Liu Hu ascended to the throne when Shangdi passed away in August or September 106; however, Dowager Deng still remained as the regent.

A decree by Deng during this reign shed light on bureaucratic inefficiency.

Personal information

Family name Liu (劉 li) in Chinese
Given name Long (隆 py. lng)
Era name Yanping (延平 py. yn png) 106-107
Father Emperor He of Han China (second son of)
Mother
Wives none
Children none
Duration of reign February - September 106
Tomb
Temple name
Courtesy name
Posthumous name 孝殤 (py. xio shāng d), literary meaning: "filial and die-young"
Posthumous name in short 殤 (py. shāng), literary meaning: "die-young"


Preceded by:
Emperor He of Han China
Emperor of China
105-106
Succeeded by:
Emperor An of Han China

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