This is a list of the rulers of China from 221 BC to AD 1911. These rulers named themselves 皇帝 (Mandarin: huangdi); in English they are called emperors.
All of them were men but Wu Zetian.
Rulers of the Qin Dynasty (211–206 BC)
Rulers of the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368)
Rulers of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644)
Rulers of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911)