King Shenjing of Zhou

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King Shenjing of Zhou
King of China
Reign 320–315 BC
Predecessor King Xian of Zhou
Successor King Nan of Zhou
Died 315 BC
Issue King Nan of Zhou
Full name
Ancestral name: (姬)
Given name: Dìng (定)
House Zhou Dynasty
Father King Xian of Zhou

King Shenjing of Zhou (Chinese: 周慎靚王; pinyin: Zhōu Shènjìng Wáng), or King Shenching of Chou, was the thirty-fifth king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty and the twenty-fourth of Eastern Zhou.[1]

His personal name was Dìng, whilst his ancestral name was . He is commonly known as King Shenjing; this was actually his posthumous name. It means "prudent and tranquil".

He was a son of his predecessor, King Xian of Zhou[2] and thus nephew of King Lie;[3] his paternal grandfather was King An of Zhou.[4]

Shenjing fathered his successor, King Nan of Zhou, who had a very long reign.[5]


  1. ^ Trình Doãn Thắng, Ngô Trâu Cương, Thái Thành (1998), Cố sự Quỳnh Lâm
  2. ^ The Cambridge history of ancient China: from the origins of civilization to 221 B.C. Written by Michael Loewe.
  3. ^ Zen Baggage: A Pilgrimage to China by Bill Porter
  4. ^ Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian
  5. ^ Pines, Envisioning Eternal Empire, 2009:238-9.
King Shenjing of Zhou
 Died: 315 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King Xian of Zhou
King of China
320–315 BC
Succeeded by
King Nan of Zhou