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After having reigned for 60 years, Ch'ien-lung, out of respect for K'ang- hsi,
whose reign had lasted 61 years, announced on Oct. 15, 1795, that he was
designating his fifth son, Yung-yen, to succeed him. On Feb. 9, 1796, the Chinese
new year ...
Second, the emperor might have a posthumous name (shin), containing up to two
dozen adjectives and perhaps changing when applied to different phases of his
reign. In practice, only the first word (as in the T'ang period) or the last word (as ...
'5 The Yuan dynasty was not so named until the reign of Kublai Khan, in 1271.
Some authorities would assert that the dynasty did not begin until that date or, at
least, until 1260, the year of Kublai Khan's accession. i6 The family name of the ...
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