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Encyclopedia > Emperor Ai of Han China
Han Aidi (漢哀帝)
Family name: Liu (劉 li)
Given name: Xin (欣, xīn)
Posthumous name:
Xiaoai (孝哀, xio āi)
"filial and lamentable"
Posthumous name:
Ai (哀, āi)

Emperor Ai of Han (51 BC7 BC) was an emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty. The emperor and Dong Xian were lovers, same sex relationships and attractions being called "the passions of the cut sleeve" after a story that rather than disturb the sleeping Dong Xian, Ai cut off his sleeve.

Era names

  • Jianping (建平 py. jan png) 6 BC-3 BC
  • Yuanshou (元壽 py. yan shu) 2 BC-1 BC

Personal information

Father Prince Kang of Dingtao, half-brother of Emperor Cheng of Han China
Mother consort Ding

Empress Ding (deposed 18 BC)

Empress Fu
Children none

Preceded by:
Emperor Cheng of Han
Emperor of the Han Dynasty
7 BC1 BC
Succeeded by:
Emperor Ping of Han

  Results from FactBites:
Emperor Ai of Han - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2183 words)
Emperor Ai of Han (27 BC–1 BC) was an emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
Emperor Ai was born to Prince Liu Kang of Dingtao (劉康), the brother to then-reigning Emperor Cheng and son to Emperor Yuan, and his wife Consort Ding, in 27 BC, presumably at Prince Kang's principality (roughly modern Heze, Shandong).
Emperor Ai would be succeeded by his cousin Prince Jizi, as Emperor Ping, but the damage he inflicted on the imperial rule had been done, paving the way for Wang Mang to seize the throne nine years later.
History of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5819 words)
China is one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations.
China suffered two extreme famines exactly twenty years after each opium war in the 1860s and 1880s, and the Qing imperial dynasty was ineffective in helping the population.
Early Medieval China is a journal devoted to academic scholarship relating to the period roughly between the end of the Han and beginning of the Tang eras.
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