Jin Yuzhang

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Jin.
Jin Yuzhang
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Head of the House of Aisin Gioro
Period 10 April 2015 - present
Predecessor Jin Youzhi
Full name
Jin Yuzhang
金毓嶂
House House of Aisin Gioro
Father Puren
Born 1942 (age 72–73)
Occupation Engineer
Jin Yuzhang
Chinese 金毓嶂

Jin Yuzhang (born May 1942) is the head of the Aisin-Gioro clan, the imperial family of the Qing dynasty (1644 – 1912), and thus pretender to the thrones of China and Manchukuo. He is the eldest son of Jin Youzhi, formerly Prince Puren, the last surviving sibling of Puyi, the last emperor of China.[1] Youzhi is a son of Prince Zaifeng and half-brother of Puyi.[2] The last published succession rule for the dynasty, adopted in 1937, provides for succession by male descendants, brothers, and then half-brothers.[3] After Prince Pujie died in 1994, there were no other full brothers, and neither Puyi nor Pujie had sons.

Jin attended Beijing Geological University and was sent to be a geological worker in Qīnghǎi province. He later became technician at the Beijing Chongwen District Environment Protection Bureau. Since 1999 he has served as the only non-Communist Deputy Governor of Chongwen district and also holds the position of Deputy Director of the Beijing Ethnic Affairs Committee. He has a daughter, Jin Xin (born 1976), who is a computer science graduate and is employed at China Electronics Company Limited.

Jin Yuzhang's younger brother and designated heir is Dr. Jin Yuquan, vice-president of the Energy and Environment Protection College of the Beijing University of Technology.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heir to China's throne celebrates a modest life, The Age, Nov. 27, 2004
  2. ^ "La vie d'un neveu du dernier empereur de Chine", Le Quotidien du Peuple, Dec. 12, 2000.
  3. ^ "Law Governing Succession to the Imperial Throne", March 1, 1937, The Manchoukuo Year Book 1941, Tōa Keizai Chōsakyoku (Japan). "Among the Imperial brothers and the remoter Imperial relations, precedence shall be given, in the same degree, to the descendants of full blood over those of half blood." (Article 8, p. 905.)
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Jin Yuzhang
Chinese royalty
Preceded by
Aisin Gioro Puren
— TITULAR —
Emperor of China
10 April 2015 - present
Reason for succession failure:
Empire abolished in 1912
Incumbent
Heir:
Jin Yuquan
— TITULAR —
Emperor of Manchukuo
10 April 2015 - present
Reason for succession failure:
Empire abolished in 1945