|King of China|
|Reign||1789 BC – 1758 BC|
|Mother||Wife of Bu Jiang|
In the third year of his regime, he hunted at the Fu Mountains (萯山) in Dongyang (东阳).
He composed a song called Eastern Sound (东音), which is also called Song of Broken Axe (破斧之歌).
Kong Jia was very superstitious and all he cared about was alcohol. From his time on, the power of Xia started to decline and the vassal kings (诸侯) of Xia grew more powerful. During his regime, he stripped power from one of the nobles, Shiwei (豕韦).
- China at War: An Encyclopedia by Xiaobing Li
- Milton Walter Meyer: China: A Concise History, page 126.
- Xia Dynasty
- Chinese archaeological abstracts: prehistoric to Western Zhou by Albert E. Dien, Jeffrey K. Riegel, Nancy Thompson Price. Online version.
- Records of the Grand Historian, vol. Han Dynasty I, translated by Burton Watson (Columbia University, Revised Edition, 1993)
- James Legge (1865), The Chinese Classics, Volume 3, part 1.
- Franke, Herbert and Rolf Trauzettel, Das chinesische Kaiserreich, Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 1968, ISBN 3-596-60019-7
|King of China
1789 BC – 1758 BC