Jiong of Xia

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Jiong of Xia
Xia Dynasty pottery gui.jpg
A Xia Dynasty vessel
Chinese

Jiong (Chinese: ; pinyin: Jiōng) was a Chinese king, the 12th ruler of the semi-legendary Xia Dynasty.[1]

Family[edit]

Jiōng was a son of King Xie of Xia[2] and his spouse and thus a grandson of Máng and brother of Bu Jiang.[3]

His own consort is unknown. His son was Jǐn and his nephew was Kong Jia.[4]

Biography[edit]

According to the Bamboo Annals,[5] Jiōng ruled about 18 years, while according to the Records of the Grand Historian, he ruled about 21 years.

He got his throne in the year of Wuxu.

In the 10th year of his regime, Bu Jiang died.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Chinese archaeological abstracts: prehistoric to Western Zhou by Albert E. Dien, Jeffrey K. Riegel, Nancy Thompson Price.Online version.
  2. ^ A Cultural History of the Chinese Language by Sharron Gu
  3. ^ Chronology of China rulers
  4. ^ Chinese archaeological abstracts: prehistoric to Western Zhou by Albert E. Dien, Jeffrey K. Riegel, Nancy Thompson Price. Online version.
  5. ^ James Legge (1865), The Chinese Classics, Volume 3, part 1.
Jiong of Xia
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Bu Jiang
King of China
1831 BC – 1810 BC
Succeeded by
Jin