|Status||Short-lived dynasty of China|
(1644 – 5 June 1644)
|Religion||Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Chinese folk religion|
• Established in Xi'an
|8 February 1644|
• Captured Beijing/Death of the Chongzhen Emperor
• Proclamation as the Yongchang Emperor
|3 June 1644|
• Fall of Beijing
|5 June 1644|
• Surrender to the Southern Ming
|Currency||Chinese coin, Chinese cash|
|Today part of||China|
The Shun dynasty (simplified Chinese: 顺朝; traditional Chinese: 順朝; pinyin: Shùn cháo), officially the Great Shun (simplified Chinese: 大顺; traditional Chinese: 大順; pinyin: Dà Shùn), was a short-lived Chinese dynasty that existed during the Ming–Qing transition.
The dynasty was founded in Xi'an on 8 February 1644, the first day of the lunar year. The founder was Li Zicheng, the leader of a large peasant rebellion. He proclaimed himself "emperor" (皇帝) instead of the title "king" (王) before founding the dynasty.