King Shenjing of Zhou

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King Shenjing of Zhou
King of China
Reign 320–315 BC
Predecessor King Xian of Zhou
Successor King Nan of Zhou
King Nan of Zhou
Full name
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Dìng (定)
House Zhou Dynasty
Father King Xian of Zhou
Died 315 BC

King Shenjing of Zhou (Chinese: 周慎靚王; pinyin: Zhōu Shènjìng Wáng), or King Shenching of Chou, was the thirty-fifth king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty and the twenty-fourth of Eastern Zhou.[1]

His personal name was Dìng, whilst his ancestral name was . He is commonly known as King Shenjing; this was actually his posthumous name. It means "prudent and tranquil".

He was a son of his predecessor, King Xian of Zhou[2] and thus nephew of King Lie;[3] his paternal grandfather was King An of Zhou.[4]

Shenjing fathered his successor, King Nan of Zhou, who had a very long reign.[5]


  1. ^ Trình Doãn Thắng, Ngô Trâu Cương, Thái Thành (1998), Cố sự Quỳnh Lâm
  2. ^ The Cambridge history of ancient China: from the origins of civilization to 221 B.C. Written by Michael Loewe.
  3. ^ Zen Baggage: A Pilgrimage to China by Bill Porter
  4. ^ Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian
  5. ^ Pines, Envisioning Eternal Empire, 2009:238-9.
King Shenjing of Zhou
Died: 315 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Xian of Zhou
King of China
320–315 BC
Succeeded by
King Nan of Zhou