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Empress

China huáng hòu
Japan kou gou
Empress Vertical Wall Scroll

皇后 is the title of empress or emperess, the female form of emperor. 皇后 is used in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

While the emperor's reign was for life, if he died, his wife would hold his power. In this case, a woman was the ultimate ruler of the greater part of East Asia (what is now China) until her death and the succession of the emperor's first born son to lead the empire. Numerous times in various Chinese dynasties, an empress took power in this way.

The first character means emperor by itself.

The second character alone can mean "wife of an emperor or king" (the first character clarifies that we are talking about an empress, and not a queen). It can also mean sovereign or last offspring, depending on context.

Note: In some books, this word is translated as queen. While only incorrect if you get technical (because an empress is theoretically a higher level than a queen), the meaning is very similar.

皇后 is sometimes used for the title of queen but more technically, this is the wife of the emperor (a higher level than a queen).


See Also:  Emperor | King | Queen | Phoenix

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

皇后

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Mandarin huáng hòu / huang2 hou4
Taiwan huang hou
Japanese kougou / kogo / こうごう
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Chinese empress; imperial consort
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (Japanese) empress; queen; (surname) Kougou
empress

三皇后

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Japanese sankougou / sankogo / さんこうごう Japanese (obscure) (See 三后) Grand Empress Dowager, the Empress Dowager and the Empress Consort

皇后區


皇后区

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Mandarin huáng hòu qū / huang2 hou4 qu1
Taiwan huang hou ch`ü / huang hou chü
Chinese Queens, one of the five boroughs of New York City

皇后宮

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Japanese kougouguu / kogogu / こうごうぐう Japanese (1) empress's residence; (2) (See 皇后) empress

皇后島

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Japanese kougoushima / kogoshima / こうごうしま Japanese (personal name) Kougoushima

皇后崎

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Japanese kougasaki / kogasaki / こうがさき Japanese (place-name) Kougasaki

皇后石

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Japanese kougouishi / kogoishi / こうごういし Japanese (place-name) Kougouishi

皇后鎮


皇后镇

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Mandarin huáng hòu zhèn / huang2 hou4 zhen4
Taiwan huang hou chen
Chinese Queenstown, town in New Zealand

光明皇后

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Japanese koumyoukougou / komyokogo / こうみょうこうごう Japanese (personal name) Koumyoukougou

冰雪皇后

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Mandarin bīng xuě huáng hòu / bing1 xue3 huang2 hou4
Taiwan ping hsüeh huang hou
Chinese Dairy Queen (brand)

扮裝皇后


扮装皇后

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Mandarin bàn zhuāng huáng hòu / ban4 zhuang1 huang2 hou4
Taiwan pan chuang huang hou
Chinese drag queen; female impersonator

皇后崎町

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Japanese kougasakimachi / kogasakimachi / こうがさきまち Japanese (place-name) Kougasakimachi

皇后陛下

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Japanese kougouheika / kogoheka / こうごうへいか Japanese her majesty the Empress

神功皇后

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Japanese jinguukougou / jingukogo / じんぐうこうごう Japanese (person) Jinguukougou (empress)

變裝皇后


变装皇后

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Mandarin biàn zhuāng huáng hòu / bian4 zhuang1 huang2 hou4
Taiwan pien chuang huang hou
Chinese drag queen

貞明皇后

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Japanese teimeikougou / temekogo / ていめいこうごう Japanese (person) Teimeikougou (1884-1951) (empress)

選美皇后


选美皇后

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Mandarin xuǎn měi huáng hòu / xuan3 mei3 huang2 hou4
Taiwan hsüan mei huang hou
Chinese beauty queen

香淳皇后

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Japanese koujunkougou / kojunkogo / こうじゅんこうごう Japanese (person) Koujunkougou (1903.3.6-2000.6.16) (empress)

仁正皇后陵

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Japanese ninseikougouryou / ninsekogoryo / にんせいこうごうりょう Japanese (place-name) Ninseikougouryou

域多利皇后

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Mandarin yù duō lì huáng hòu / yu4 duo1 li4 huang2 hou4
Taiwan yü to li huang hou
Chinese Queen Victoria (1819-1901), reigned 1837-1901

皇后美智子

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Japanese kougoumichiko / kogomichiko / こうごうみちこ Japanese (person) Kougou Michiko (1934.10.20-)

神功皇后陵

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Japanese jinguukougouryou / jingukogoryo / じんぐうこうごうりょう Japanese (place-name) Jinguukougouryou

仲津姫皇后陵

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Japanese nakatsuhimekougouryou / nakatsuhimekogoryo / なかつひめこうごうりょう Japanese (place-name) Nakatsuhimekougouryou

安閑天皇皇后陵

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Japanese ankantennoukougouryou / ankantennokogoryo / あんかんてんのうこうごうりょう Japanese (place-name) Ankantennoukougouryou

桓武天皇皇后陵

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Japanese kanmutennoukougouryou / kanmutennokogoryo / かんむてんのうこうごうりょう Japanese (place-name) Kanmutennoukougouryou

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Empress皇后kou gou / kougou / ko go / kogohuáng hòu
huang2 hou4
huang hou
huanghou



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