Longqing Emperor

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The Longqing Emperor was the 13th emperor of China's Ming Dynasty. During his brief reign, he is said to have devoted himself to private pleasures,[1] and to have been rather cold and inactive in his interactions with officials, allowing them to make pronouncements for him at audiences where he simply sat, all but unmoving, or simply did not hold the audience at all.

He was succeeded by his son, who took the throne as the Wanli Emperor.

Preceded by
Jiajing Emperor
Emperor of Ming
Succeeded by
Wanli Emperor


  • Ray Huang, 1587: A Year of No Significance, Yale University Press (1981), 8-9.
  1. Conrad Schirokauer, et al, A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations, Fourth Edition, Cengage Learning (2012), 248.