Rulers in China
Period of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms

North:

Later Liang, 907–923

Later Tang, 923–936

Later Chin, 936–946

Later Han, 947–950

Later Chou, 951–960

Northern Han, 951–979

South

Former Shu, 901–925

Wu (Huai-nan), 902–937

Southern Tang, 937–975

Wu-Yüeh, 908–978

Min Dynasty, 909–946

Southern Han, 917–971

Later Shu, 934–965

Nan-Ping (Ching-nan), 925–963

Ch’u, 927–952

Period of Five Dynasties (907–960) and Ten Kingdoms (902–979)

Later Liang Dynasty, 907–923
Reign Dates   Relation to
Predecessor
Comments
907–912 Taizu
Chu Wen
   
912–913 Ying Wang
Chu Yu-kuei
son  
913–923 Mo Di brother  

 

Later Tang Dynasty, 923–936
Reign Dates   Relation to
Predecessor
Comments
923–926 Chuang Tsung
Li Ts'un-hsü
   
926–933 Ming Tsung adopted brother  
933–934 Min Di son  
934–936 Mo Di
(Fei-Ti)
adopted brother  

 

Later Chin Dynasty, 936–946
Reign Dates     Comments
936–942 Kao-tsu
Shih Ching-t'ang
   
942–946 Ch'u Di nephew Deposed. Died 964.

 

Later Han Dynasty, 947–950
Reign Dates     Comments
947–948 Kao-tsu
Li Chih-Yüan
   
948–950 Yin Di son  

 

Later Chou Dynasty, 951–960
Reign Dates     Comments
951–954 Taizu
Kuo Wei
   
954–959 Shih Tsung
Kuo Jung
adopted son  
959–960 Kung Dii son Deposed. Died 973.
Dethroned by Song.

 

Northern Han Dynasty, 951–979
Reign Dates Ruler Comments
951–954 Liu Ch'ung  
954–968 Liu Ch'eng-chün  
968 Liu Chi-en  
968–979 Liu Chi-yüan  
Conquered by Song

 

Southern Dynasties

Former Shu Dynasty, 901–925
Reign Dates   Comments
901–918 Wang Chien  
918–925 Wang Yen  
925, conquered by Later Tang

 

Wu (Huai-nan) Dynasty, 902–937
Reign Dates   Comments
902–905 Yang Hsing-mi  
905–908 Yang Wu  
908–921 Yang Wei  
921–937 Yang P'u  
937, conquered by the Southern Tang

 

Southern Tang Dynasty, 937–975
Reign Dates   Comments
937–943 Li Pien  
943–961 Li Ching  
961–975 Li Yü  
975, conquered by Song.

 

Wu-Yüeh Dynasty, 908–978
Reign Dates     Comment
908–931 Ch'ien Liu    
931–940 Ch'ien Yüan-kuan    
940–946 Ch'ien Hung-tso    
946–947 Ch'ien Hung-chung    
947–948 Ch'ien Hung-t'i    
978, conquered by the Song

 

Min Dynasty, 909–946
Reign Dates     Comment
909–925 Wang Shen-chih    
925–926 Wang Yen-han    
926–935 Wang Lin    
935–938 Wang Ch'ang    
938–942 Wang Xi    
942–946 Wang Yen-cheng    
946, conquered by Southern Tang

 

Southern Han Dynasty, 917–971
Reign Dates     Comment
917–942 Liu Yen    
942–943 Liu Fen    
943–958 Liu Ch'eng    
958–971 Liu Ch'ang    
971, conquered by the Song.

 

Later Shu Dynasty, 934–965
Reign Dates   Comment
934–935 Meng Chih-hsiang  
935–965 Meng Ch'ang  
965, conquered by Song.

 

Nan-Ping (Ching-nan), 925–963
Reign Dates   Comment
925–929 Kao Chi-hsing  
929–948 Kao Ts'ung-hui  
948–960 Kao Pao-jung  
960–962 Kao Pau Hsü  
962–963 Kao Chi-ch'ung  
963, conquered by the Song.

 

Ch'u Dynasty, 927–952
Reign Dates   Comment
927–930 Ma Yin  
930–932 Ma Xi-sheng  
932–946 Ma Xi-fan  
946–949 Ma Xi-kuang  
949–950 Ma Xi-o  
950–952 Ma Xi-ch'ung  
952, conquered by the Southern Tang

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