Hongzhi Emperor

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  • Reign: 1488-1505
  • Other Names: Xiaozong
  • Chinese/Japanese: 弘治帝 (Hóngzhìdì / Kouji tei)

The Hongzhi Emperor was the tenth emperor of China's Ming Dynasty, and is known for his monogamy (rare among emperors) and Confucian propriety.

Preceded by
Chenghua Emperor
Emperor of Ming
Succeeded by
Zhengde Emperor


  • Conrad Schirokauer, et al, A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations, Fourth Edition, Cengage Learning (2012), 248.