Why does an emperor of ancient China have several “names”?

For people who are not very familiar with Chinese traditional culture, they might get confused by those different names of one emperor when they read something about Chinese history. For example, the very famous Emperor Qianlong (AD 1711-1799) of the Qing dynasty (AD 1644-1912), was given the name Aixinjueluo·Hongli at birth, but he is also called Gao Zong or Chun …weiterlesen