This is a list of the rulers of China from 221 BC to AD 1911. These rulers named themselves 皇帝 (Mandarin: huangdi); in English, we normally say they were emperors.
All of them were men but Wu Zetian.
Rulers of the Qin Dynasty (211–206 BC)[change | change source]
Rulers of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644)[change | change source]
Rulers of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911)[change | change source]