Empress Xie (Xiaozong)

Empress Xie (1135 – 13 June 1207) was a Chinese Empress consort of the Song Dynasty, married to Emperor Xiaozong of Song.

Empress Chengsu
B Song Dynasty Empress of Xiaozong.JPG
Empress of the Southern Song Dynasty
Reign12 September 1176 – 18 February 1189
PredecessorEmpress Chenggong
SuccessorEmpress Cixian
Empress Dowager of the Southern Song Dynasty
Reign18 February 1189 – 21 October 1202
Grand Empress Dowager of the Southern Song Dynasty
Reign21 October 1202 – 13 June 1207
Danyang, Jiangsu, China
Died13 June 1207 (aged c. 72)
Lin'an, Zhejiang, China
Yongfuling (永阜陵)
Shaoxing, Zhejiang
SpouseEmperor Xiaozong
Posthumous name
Empress Chengsu 成肅皇后
FatherXia Ning

Xie was selected as a concubine for Xiaozong by empress dowager Wu, who lamented his disinterest in women after the death of his second empress, Empress Xia.[1] She had no surviving children with the emperor.


Chinese royalty
Preceded by
Empress Xia
Empress of China
Succeeded by
Empress Li Fengniang