Huai of Xia

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Huai (Chinese: ; read Hui according to Sima Zhen) was the eighth king of the semi-legendary Xia dynasty of ancient China, who possibly ruled 44 years. His other name is Fen (芬).

Huai got his throne in the year of Wuzi (戊子), after his father Zhu had died.[1]

In the 3rd year of his reign, nine barbarians came to his capital.

In the 16th year of his regime, the minister Luobo (洛伯) fought with minister Fengyi (冯夷) at He. In the 33rd year of his regime, he assigned the son of Kunwu as minister in Yousu (有苏).

He created the poem and music of Huantu in the 36th year of his reign.

According to the Records of the Grand Historian, he ruled 26 years,[2] but 44 years according to the Bamboo Annals.[3]

He was succeeded by his son Mang.


  1. ^ Page 112
  2. ^ Records of the Grand Historian
  3. ^ Bamboo Annals
Huai of Xia
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King of China
1968 BC – 1924 BC
Succeeded by