King Jian of Chu

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Xiong Zhong
Ancestral name (姓): Mǐ (羋)
Clan name (氏): Xióng (熊)
Given name (名): Zhòng (中)
King of Chu
Dates of reign: 431–408 BC
Posthumous name: King Jian of Chu
Dates are in the proleptic Julian calendar

King Jian of Chu (Chinese: 楚簡王; pinyin: Chǔ Jiǎn Wáng, died 408 BC) was from 431 to 408 BC the king of the state of Chu during the transition from the Spring and Autumn Period to the Warring States period. He was born Xiong Zhong (Chinese: 熊中) and King Jian was his posthumous title.[1]

King Jian succeeded his father King Hui of Chu, who died in 432 BC. He reigned for 24 years and was succeeded by his son, King Sheng of Chu.[1]


  1. ^ a b Sima Qian. "楚世家 (House of Chu)". Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
King Jian of Chu
Died: 408 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Hui of Chu
King of Chu
431–408 BC
Succeeded by
King Sheng of Chu