Di Yi

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Di Yi
King of Shang dynasty
Reign 1101 - 1076 BC
Predecessor Wen Ding
Successor King Zhou of Shang
Died 1076 BC
Issue Weiziqi, Duke of Song
Weizhong, Duke of Song
King Zhou of Shang
Father Wen Ding

Di Yi (Chinese: 帝乙) was a king of the Shang dynasty of China from 1101 to 1076 BC. His capital was at Yin.

According to the Bamboo Annals, on the third year of his regime, he ordered Nanzhong to fight Kun Barbarians and built Shuofang (朔方, roughly modern Ordos in Inner Mongolia) in the middle of Kun territory after winning a battle. He also fought the Renfang (see the Dongyi),[1] eventually capturing and sacrificing[clarification needed] their chief.[2]



  1. ^ Di Cosmo, 1999: 908
  2. ^ Bamboo Annals.
  3. ^ Wu, 220.
  4. ^ Shim 2002, p. 274
Di Yi
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Wen Wu Ding
King of China
c. 1101 BC – c. 1076 BC
Succeeded by
Di Xin