Later Qin

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Later Qin (後秦)
Later Qin in 402 AD
Capital Chang'an
Government Monarchy
 •  384-393 Yao Chang
 •  394-416 Yao Xing
 •  416-417 Yao Hong
 •  Established 384
 •  Yao Chang's claim of imperial title 386
 •  Liu Bobo's rebellion 407
 •  Disestablished 20 September 417[1][2] 417
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Former Qin
Western Yan
Later Liang (Sixteen Kingdoms)
Xia (Sixteen Kingdoms)
Jin Dynasty (265-420)

The Later Qin (simplified Chinese: 后秦; traditional Chinese: 後秦; pinyin: Hòuqín; 384-417), also known as Yao Qin (姚秦), was a state of Qiang ethnicity of the Sixteen Kingdoms during the Jin dynasty (265-420) in China.[3] The Later Qin is entirely distinct from the Qin dynasty, the Former Qin and the Western Qin.

Its second ruler, Yao Xing, supported the propagation of Buddhism by the Madhyamakin monk Kumārajīva.

All rulers of the Later Qin declared themselves emperors, but for a substantial part of Yao Xing's reign, he used the title Tian Wang.

Rulers of the Later Qin[edit]

Temple names Posthumous names Family names and given name Durations of reigns Era names and their according durations
Chinese convention: use family and given names
Taizu (太祖 Tàizǔ) Wuzhao (武昭 Wǔzhāo) Yáo Cháng (姚萇) 384-393 Baique (白雀 Báiquè) 384-386
Jianchu (建初 Jiànchū) 386-393
Gaozu (高祖 Gāozǔ) Wenhuan (文桓 Wénhuán) Yáo Xīng (姚興) 394-416 Huangchu (皇初 Huángchū) 394-399
Hongshi (弘始 Hóngshǐ) 399-416
Did not exist Hòuzhǔ (後主 Hòuzhǔ) Yáo Hóng (姚泓) 416-417 Yonghe (永和 Yǒnghé) 416-417

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