Mang of Xia

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Máng
Title King of China
Spouse(s) Unknown
Children Xie of Xia
Parents Huai of Xia
Consort of Huai

Máng () was a king of ancient China, the ninth ruler of the semi-legendary Xia Dynasty. He possibly ruled 18 years.[1] He was also known as Huang (荒).[2]

Family[edit]

Máng’s father was King Huai of Xia, son of the King Zhu of Xia.[3][4]

Mother of Máng was an unknown lady, consort of Huai.

He had a consort who bore him a son Xie. Máng’s grandsons were King Jiōng and wise King Bù Jiàng.[5]

Biography[edit]

Máng took the throne after his father’s death, in the year of Renshen (壬申). He celebrated his inauguration by giving precious jades to all his vassals.

In the 33rd year of his regime, the Shang Vassal Zihai (子亥) moved his capital from Shangqiu (商丘) to Yin () for the very first time. According to the Bamboo Annals, Máng caught a big fish when he was sailing in the East China Sea.[6]

His son succeeded him.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Chronology of China rulers
  2. ^ A Cultural History of the Chinese Language by Sharron Gu
  3. ^ Tian Wen: A Chinese Book of Origins by Yuan Qu, Stephen Field, page 112.
  4. ^ Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian
  5. ^ Chinese archaeological abstracts: prehistoric to Western Zhou by Albert E. Dien, Jeffrey K. Riegel, Nancy Thompson Price.Online version.
  6. ^ Nivison, David S., The Dates of Western Chou, in: Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 43, (1983). Pages 481-580.
Mang of Xia
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Huai
King of China
1924 BC – 1906 BC
Succeeded by
Xie