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Traditionally, before assuming a new post, local officials used to pass the night in
Ch'eng Huang's temple seeking ... title), personal name (Wade-Giles
romanization) chu hou-chao, posthumous name (shift) i n, temple name ming wu
Thus, the founder of the Ming dynasty was known as T'ai-tsu; frequently he is
designated as Ming T'ai-tsu to distinguish him from other dynastic emperors with
identical temple names. For the Shang dynasty, the "temple name" refers to the ...
personal name, or native posthumous name, temple name, reign name, years of
reign (e.g., Mongol) name or shih or miao-hao or nien-hao Hsi (Western) Hsia, or
Tangut, Kingdom (continued) Chao Tsun-hsu Ying-wen ti (Hsi-Hsia) ...
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