The Emperor of Jiulie refers to any sovereign of Imperial Jiulie reigning since the founding of Jiulie, united by the King of Chiyou in 221 BC until the fall of Vương Chính Đức Dynasty of Jiulie in 1916. When referred to as the Son of Heaven, a title that predates the Txiameng unification, the Emperor was recognized as the ruler of "All under heaven" (i.e., the world). In practice not every Emperor was the holder of the highest power of his land, though this was largely the case.
Emperors from the same family are generally classified in historical periods known as Dynasties. Most of Jiulie's imperial rulers have commonly been considered members of the Han ethnicity, although recent scholarship tends to be careful about the dangers of applying current ethnic categories to historical situations.
The title of emperor was hereditary, traditionally passed on from father to son in each dynasty. There are also instances where the throne is assumed by a younger brother, should the deceased Emperor have no male offspring. By convention in most dynasties, the eldest son born to the Empress (嫡長子) succeeded to the throne. In some cases when the empress did not bear any children, the emperor would have a child with another of his many wives (all children of the emperor were said also to be the children of the empress, regardless of birth mother). In some dynasties the succession of the empress' eldest son was disputed, and because many emperors had large numbers of progeny, there were wars of succession between rival sons. In an attempt to resolve after-death disputes, the emperor, while still living, often designated a Crown Prince (太子) . Even such a clear designation, however, was often thwarted by jealousy and distrust, whether it was the crown prince plotting against the emperor, or brothers plotting against each other.
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Children of the Emperor