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Tianxi was a Chinese era name used by several emperors of China. It may refer to:

It also refers to The Cullinan (天璽), a skyscraper in Hong Kong.

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406 Calendar year

Year 406 (CDVI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Arcadius and Probus. The denomination 406 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

A posthumous name is a honorary name given mostly to the notable dead in East Asia, especially in China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, and Thailand. Reflecting on the person's accomplishments or reputation, one's title(s) are assigned after their death and essentially replace their name in life. Although most names are assigned to royalty, some posthumous names in China and Vietnam are given to honor significant people without hereditary titles such as courtiers or military generals. A posthumous name should not be confused with era names (年號), regnal names (尊號) or temple names (廟號).

Former Liang

The Former Liang was a dynastic state, one of the Sixteen Kingdoms, in Chinese history. It was founded by the Zhang family of the Han ethnicity. Its territories included present-day Gansu and parts of Ningxia, Shaanxi, Qinghai and Xinjiang.


The Yuwen is a Chinese compound surname originated from a pre-state clan of Xianbei ethnicity of Xiongnu origin during the era of Sixteen Kingdoms in China, until its destruction by Former Yan's prince Murong Huang in 345. Among the eastern Xianbei clans that ranged from the central part of the present day Liaoning province and eastward, Yuwen clan was the largest, and was awarded the position of the leader of eastern Xianbei (東部大人) by Chinese rulers. A descendant of the Yuwen tribe, Yuwen Tai, established the Northern Zhou Dynasty in the 6th century.

Yuanhe Xingzuan "The register of the great families from the Yuanhe reign (806-820)" vol. 6, the Yuwen part 2 records:

(宇文)本遼東南單于之後, 有普回因獵得玉璽, 以為天授. 鮮卑俗呼天子為宇文, 因號宇文氏.

(The Yuwen) originally were the descendants of the southern Shanyu. Someone within them called Puhui got a jade seal when he was hunting. This was regarded as a sign of imperial enthronement from heaven. According to Xianbei tradition, the son of the heaven was called the Yuwen. Thus (Puhui) called himself the Yuwen.

Seal (East Asia) Stamp used in place of a signature in East Asia

A seal, in an East and Southeast Asian context, is a general name for printing stamps and impressions thereof which are used in lieu of signatures in personal documents, office paperwork, contracts, art, or any item requiring acknowledgement or authorship. On documents they were usually used to print an impression using a pigmented paste or ink, unlike the wax impression commonly used in Europe. Of Chinese origin, the process soon spread beyond China and across East and Southeast Asia. Various countries in these regions currently use a mixture of seals and hand signatures, and, increasingly, electronic signatures.

Heirloom Seal of the Realm Chinese seal carved from jade

The Heirloom Seal of the Realm, also known in English as the Imperial Seal of China, was a Chinese jade seal carved out of Heshibi, a sacred piece of jade.

Zhang Xuanjing (350–363), courtesy name Yuan'an (元安), formally Duke Jingdao of Xiping or Duke Chong of Xiping was a ruler of the Chinese state Former Liang. He became the titular ruler at the young age of five after his violent uncle Zhang Zuo, who had seized the title from his older brother Zhang Yaoling and subsequently killed him, was himself killed in a coup. Zhang Xuanjing was addressed as Prince Chong of (Former) Liang

Zhang Tianxi, original courtesy name Gongchungu (公純嘏), later Chungu (純嘏), nickname Duhuo (獨活), formally Duke Dao of Xiping (西平悼公), was the last ruler of the Chinese state Former Liang. He was the youngest son of Zhang Jun, and he seized the throne from his nephew Zhang Xuanjing in 363. During his reign, he claimed vassal status with regard to both Jin Dynasty (266–420) and Former Qin, but eventually, under Former Qin pressure to completely submit, he tried to resist militarily, but could not and surrendered in 376, ending Former Liang. He became a Former Qin official, but after Former Qin's failed attempt to conquer Jin in 383 at the Battle of Fei River, he fled to Jin. Although the Jin imperial government was not happy about some of his actions as the ruler of Former Liang, it recognized how his ancestors had long formally held out as a Jin vassal, and Emperor Xiaowu restored him to the title of Duke of Xiping. He died in 406, 30 years after his state was destroyed.

Privy Seal of Japan

The Privy Seal of Japan is one of the national seals and is the Emperor of Japan's official seal.

State Seal of Japan One of the national seals of Japan

The Great Seal of Japan is one of the national seals of Japan and is used as the official seal of state.

Yilishen Tianxi Group Fraudulent Chinese medicine company

The Yilishen Tianxi Group was a Chinese company established in 1999 which sold traditional Chinese medicine products made from ants. More than one million people invested money in the company, purchasing and raising boxes of ants with the promise that they could sell the ants back for a profit, before it was exposed as a ponzi scheme in 2007.

Hong is the pinyin romanization of the Chinese surname (Hóng). It was listed 184th among the Song-era Hundred Family Surnames. Today it is not among the 100 most common surnames in mainland China but it was the 15th-most-common surname in Taiwan in 2005. As counted by a Chinese census, Taiwan is the area with the largest number of people with the name. It is also the pinyin romanization of a number of less-common names including Hóng, Hóng, and Hóng. All of those names are romanized as Hung in Wade-Giles.

Yi (Chinese surname) Surname list

is a Chinese surname, in Cantonese it is transliterated as Yick or Yik, the Chinese commercial code (CCC) of which is 2496. It is also rarely spelled as Yih or Ie, depending on where it is originated.

The Northern Liao, officially the Great Liao, was a dynastic regime, distinct from the Liao dynasty, established by the Khitan Yelü clan in northern China. The state only existed for a short period of time between 1122 and 1123.

Tiansheng may refer to:

<i>Story of Yanxi Palace</i> 2018 Chinese television series

Story of Yanxi Palace is a Chinese historical series recounting the struggles of a palace maid in the court of the Qianlong Emperor. It was created by Yu Zheng, with original screenplay written by Zhou Mo, and later developed into a novel by Xiao Lian Mao. Starring Wu Jinyan, Charmaine Sheh, Qin Lan, Nie Yuan, Tan Zhuo and Xu Kai, the series premiered on iQiyi from July 19, 2018 to August 26, 2018. During its run it was streamed more than 15 billion times.


Bingqian, or Bingxingqian, is a term, which translates into English as "biscuit coins", "pie coins", or "cake coins", used by mainland Chinese and Taiwanese coin collectors to refer to cash coins with an extremely broad rim as, these cash coins can also be very thick. While the earliest versions of the Bingqian did not extraordinarily broad rims.

or Foo () is a Chinese surname meaning “tally” in ancient Chinese, referring to the Zhou dynasty Fu (tally). Its use as a surname derives from the post name Fu Xi Ling (符璽令), which was borne by Gong Ya, grandson of Duke Qing of Lu who later migrated to Qin. According to the Oxford Dictionary of Family Names on Britain and Ireland: “This was a post held by the man in charge of the tally given by a ruler to a general to deploy troops or to an envoy as his credentials.”

National seals of the Republic of China National symbols of the Republic of China

There are two National Seals of the Republic of China (中華民國國璽), namely the Seal of the Republic of China (中華民國之璽) and the Seal of Honor (榮典之璽). The Seal of the Republic of China is the official seal of the Taiwanese state. The Seal of Honor is used by the head of state in the conferring of honors.

Cosmos (skyscraper) Residential skyscraper in Xitun District of Taichung, Taiwan

The Cosmos is a residential skyscraper located in Taichung's 7th Redevelopment Zone, Xitun District, Taichung, Taiwan. Construction of the building began in 2012 and it was completed in 2018. The height of the building is 149.65 m (491.0 ft), with a floor area of 39,957 m2 (430,090 sq ft), and it comprises 38 floors above ground, as well as four basement levels. As of January 2021, it is the 22nd tallest building in Taichung.