Southern dynasty

Wang Shunhua 王舜华

Very little has been written about this empress. We have translated artist Xiang Li’s notes from his research.

Wang Shunhua, the Empress of Qi Emperor Xiao Baorong. Before Xiao Baorong arrived in Jiankang, Xiao Yan, with the help of his generals, ascended the throne and proclaimed himself emperor, asking Xiao Baorong to abdicate. Wang had only been a queen for a few months, which was like a dream.

Artist’s Note

“我是齐和帝萧宝融的皇后,王舜华。还没等到萧宝融到达建康,萧衍便在部将们推波助澜下,登位称帝,要求萧宝融禅让。我仅做了几个月的皇后,好比是黄粱一梦。”

Emperor He of Southern Qi
南齊和帝

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_He_of_Southern_Qi

Emperor He of Southern Qi, also known as Xiao Baorong, reigned from April 14, 501, to April 20, 502, making him the last emperor of the Southern Qi dynasty in China. He ascended to the throne with the support of generals Xiao Yingzhou and Xiao Yan, who saw him as a preferable alternative to his violent and arbitrary older brother, Xiao Baojuan. However, in 502, after Xiao Baojuan’s defeat and death, and with Xiao Yingzhou also deceased, Xiao Yan seized power for himself, effectively ending the Southern Qi dynasty and establishing the Liang dynasty. Tragically, Emperor He was subsequently executed by Xiao Yan, who sought to consolidate his rule.

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