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For the mythical figure, see Kōtei (Yellow Emperor).

A Kōtei (or Huángdì - 皇帝), also known as the Emperor of China or Son of Heaven, is the emperor or monarch of the country of China. The title was first adopted by Shi Huangdi, at the time the king of Qin, after conquering various kingdoms of China during the Warring States period, and was in use until the abdication of Puyi in 1912 shortly after the Xinhai Revolution and the formation of the Republic of China.

The word had its roots from Shi Huangdi, the one who formed the title in the first place translating to "First Emperor."


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