The original Shu Kingdom that was founded in 907 from the ashes of the Tang Dynasty was conquered by the Later Tang Dynasty, the second of the five dynasties that ruled the north during this period of time. Meng Zhixiang commanded elements of the Later Tang Dynasty in the conquered territories of the Shu Kingdom. He was named military governor in 925, but had plotted to make himself emperor, an action he took in 934 as, Li Siyuan, emperor of the Later Tang Dynasty, had seen relations with their powerful neighbors to the north, the Khitan, sour by his rule.
The Later Shu Kingdom held essentially the same territory as the Former Shu kingdom. The kingdom held most of present-day Sichuan, along with southern Gansu and Shaanxi, western Hebei and all of present-day Chongqing. As with the Former Shu, the capital of the kingdom was at Chengdu.
Meng Zhixiang died the year following his self-declaration of ascending to the position of emperor of the Shu. His son, Meng Chang ruled very ably for thirty years until the kingdom was incorporated into the expanding Song Dynasty from the north in 965.
|Temple Names (Miao Hao 廟號 miao4 hao4)||Posthumous Names (Shi Hao 諡號 )||Personal Names||Period of Reigns||Era Names (Nian Hao 年號) and their according range of years|
|高祖 gao1 zu3||Too tedious thus not used when referring to this sovereign||孟知祥 meng4 zhi1 xiang2||934||Mingde (明德 ming2 de2) 934|
|後主 hou4 zhu3||Did not exist||孟昶 meng4 chang3||934-965|| Mingde (明德 ming2 de2) 934-938|
Guangzheng (廣政 guang3 zheng4) 938-965