>China will have another emperor
You won't believe how pissed Chinese get at the mention of imperial descendants. Due to the repetition of the phrase "average person/citizen," "every Chinese person is a descendant," and "Chinese royalty doesn't work like Wester royalty," I'm certain that this topic is suppressed by the Communist party.
<Yuan (Empire of China)
Descendants of the actual last emperor.
He's a painter in Canada and would be the Emperor of China if the first revolution lasted.
Qihe is the direct descendant and valid issue by primogeniture. He's Chinese-American and works in technology for China's mints.
The current head of House Aisin-Gioro is Jin Yuzhang. However, his issue, Jin Xin, has no claim. This means his brother, Yuquan would ascend as head of the house. Next would be Jin Yulan, his youngest brother. as Yuquan's issue is also ineligible. However, Yulan's issue is ineligible too.
>Potential Continuation (Zaitao-Pushi)
Descendance may fall next to Pushi, concubine son of Zaitao, uncle of Puyi, and the sons of his brothers, with precedence given to those not descended from concubines first.
Lastly, there's Yuyan, extremely close friend of Puyi and self proclaimed proclaimed successor of Puyi, despite this flying in the face of a 1937 succession law which saw Pujie become the heir apparent but holding to ancient custom that it is Puyi's right, and the one with the most valid heirs. Under Yuyan succession the most senior primogeniture would be re-established, so the heirs would move: Hengzhen, Hengxing, Hengxing's sons (if he has any), Hengkai, Yinghui, Yinghui's sons (if he has any), Hengjun, Qitong, Qitong's sons (if he has any). This would make the last in line for succession a zoomer, as Qitong was born in 1996.
This is a clusterfuck. The Marquis of Extended Grace was abolished by the Republic of China in 1933, and its last holder, Zhu Yuxun, disappeared, likely dying in poverty. However, the Zhu dynasty exploded into dozens of others that allegedly have a prominence in Chinese society, but almost all of the breakaways adopted extremely common names. I would need a translation of the Eight Lineages in Jiangxi for a proper analysis.
The most prominent among these descendants who still holds the Zhu name is Rongji, the former premier of the People's Republic of China from 1998 to 2003. He has a son named Yunlai who is the CEO of the Chinese Capital Corporation.
Qingshi, an academic. He's the former president of the University of Science and Technology and the founding president of its Southern branch.
Another mess, this time due to the problems that come with hordes and Khanate succession. Chingisids are direct patrilineal descendants while Genghisids are direct descendants in general.
Kenesary Khan was the last Khan of the Kazakh Khanate. His dynasty was descendant from Jochi Khan through their fathers, making them Chingisids.
The last Genghisid was Maqsud Shah. He had a son, Nasir, but I can't find what happened to him. It seems like he disappeared once Jin Shuren took over the state.
These have a recognized descendant by the Republic of China with an advisory position in government, Kung Tsui-chang, who has a secured heir, Kung Yu-jen.
A man named Gabriel Chiu from America claims to be the 24th generational descendant of the Song dynasty, though no proof has been given.
Less of a direct descendance and more of a consequence of conquest. It's currently composed of over twenty branches, most of which are in remote villages in Fujian, Hua'an, and Guangdong. The groups meet at the Zhao Family Fort occasionally.
I have no idea where to look. Most of these claims are mythical
>China Ended With the Qing (Tokugawa)
Tsunenari is the current head of the Tokugawa dynasty, and his descendant is Iehiro. The Tokugawa never recognized the Qing as legitimate successors of China and instead claimed the title for themselves. This makes the Tokugawa dynasty an extremely loose claimant to China.