Jin Yuzhang

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Jin Yuzhang
Head of the House of Aisin Gioro
Period10 April 2015 - present
PredecessorJin Youzhi
BornMay 1942 (1942-05) (age 77)
HouseAisin Gioro
FatherJin Youzhi
Jin Yuzhang

Jin Yuzhang (Chinese: 金毓嶂, born May 1942)[1] is an heir to the Qing emperors of China, though he himself does not care for the claim nor acknowledge it. He is a son of Jin Youzhi and a nephew of Puyi, the last emperor of China.[2][3] The last published succession rule for the Aisin Gioro clan, adopted in 1937, provides for succession by male descendants, brothers, and then half-brothers.[4] Jin Youzhi succeeded Pujie, Puyi's brother, as head of the clan in 1994. Jin Yuzhang succeeded his father in 2015.

Jin retired as vice-director of the Chongwen district government in Beijing in 2008.[1]

He has a daughter, Jin Xin (金鑫) (b. 1976), but as women are not eligible for succession his heir-apparent would instead be his younger brother Jin Yuquan (金毓峑) (b. 1946).[5]


Patrilineal descent[edit]


  1. ^ a b Spencer, Richard (November 30, 2008). "The Chinese man who would be emperor". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  2. ^ Heir to China's throne celebrates a modest life, The Age, Nov. 27, 2004
  3. ^ "Life of Last Chinese Emperor's Nephew", People Daily, Dec. 11, 2000.
  4. ^ "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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  5. ^ Corresponding article on Chinese Wikipedia
Jin Yuzhang
Chinese royalty
Preceded by
Jin Youzhi
Head of Aisin Gioro family (not self-avowed)
10 April 2015 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Empire abolished in 1912
Jin Yuquan