King Kang of Zhou

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King Kang of Zhou
King Kang of Zhou.jpg
King of China
Reign 1020–996 BC
Predecessor King Cheng of Zhou
Successor King Zhao of Zhou
Died 996 BC
Issue King Zhao of Zhou
Full name
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Zhāo (釗)
House Zhou Dynasty
Father King Cheng of Zhou

King Kang of Zhou (Chinese: 周康王; pinyin: Zhōu Kāng Wáng) or King K’ang of Chou was the third sovereign of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty[1] and son of the King Cheng of Zhou.[2] The dates of his reign are 1020-996 BC or 1005–978 BC.[3]

King Kang followed his father King Cheng’s policy and expanded the Zhou territory in the North and in the West.[4] He also repressed a rebellion in the east. Life prospered in the Zhou Dynasty under Kang’s rule.

His was succeeded by his son King Zhao of Zhou.[5]


  1. ^ Chinn, Ann-ping (2007), The Authentic Confucius, Scribner, ISBN 0-7432-4618-7 
  2. ^ Sử ký Tư Mã Thiên những điều chưa biết - Chu bản kỷ, Bùi Hạnh Cẩn - Việt Anh dịch (2005), NXB Văn hoá thông tin
  3. ^ Cambridge History of Ancient China
  4. ^ Confucius & Confucianism: The Essentials by Lee Dian Rainey
  5. ^ Chin, Annping. (2007). The Authentic Confucius. Scrubner. ISBN 0-7432-4618-7
King Kang of Zhou
 Died: 996 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Cheng of Zhou
King of China
1020–996 BC
Succeeded by
King Zhao of Zhou