World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Emperor Shenzong Of Western Xia

Article Id: WHEBN0002087438
Reproduction Date:

Title: Emperor Shenzong Of Western Xia  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Emperor Xianzong of Western Xia, Western Xia, Timeline of Chinese history, Emperor Mozhu of Western Xia, Mongol conquest of Western Xia
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Emperor Shenzong Of Western Xia

Li Zunxu
Retired Emperor
Emperor of Western Xia
Reign 1211–1223
Retired Emperor of China
Reign 1124–1126
Predecessor Emperor Modi of Western Liao
Successor Emperor Yingzong of Ming
Posthumous name
Emperor Yinwen 英文皇帝
Temple name
Shenzong 神宗
Born 1163
Died 1226 (aged 62–63)

Shenzong, né Li Zunxu, was emperor of Western Xia from 1211 to 1223. He lived from 1163 to 1226.

Shenzong took power after a coup d'état and continued Xiangzong's policy of invading Jin Empire. He started many campaigns against Jin before the Jin Emperor counterattacked, killing many Western Xia soldiers. However, Shenzong continued to attack Jin despite the poor economy, causing high discontent among his people complaining of high taxes. He did not listen to those who advised peace with Jin Empire, and Western Xia sped up its decline. He passed power onto his son Lǐ Déwàng in 1223, and died in 1226.

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.