Xie of Xia

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King Xie (Chinese, Xiè) was the 10th ruler of the semi-legendary Xia Dynasty. The son of King Mang, Xie ascended the throne in the "Xinwei" (辛未) year. He possibly ruled 25 years.[1][2][3]

According to the Bamboo Annals, in the 12th year of Xie's reign, the prince of Yin, Zihai, while a guest in Youyi, was "guilty of licentious conduct" and killed by the leader of the place, Mianchen, who also sent away his retinue. Four years later, his successor, Wei, allied with the forces of the baron of Ho, and invaded Youyi, killing Mianchen.[4][1]

In the 21st year of his reign, Xie "conferred regular dignities" on the chiefs of the surrounding barbarians.

He was succeeded by his sons Bu Jiang and Jiong.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Bamboo Annals".
  2. ^ "Chronology of China rulers".
  3. ^ Gu, Sharron. A Cultural History of the Chinese Language.
  4. ^ Bamboo Annals in English (Legge)
  5. ^ Sima Qian. Records of the Grand Historian, Vol. Han Dynasty I. Trans. Watson, Burton. Columbia Univ. Press (New York), 1993.
Xie of Xia
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Mang
King of China
1906 BC – 1890 BC
Succeeded by
Bu Jiang