|Parent(s)||Qi of Xia|
|Relatives||Zhong Kang (brother)|
Yu the Great (grandfather)
Xiang of Xia (nephew)
Tai Kang loved to hunt and did not rule well.
According to the Bamboo Annals, Tai Kang took the throne in the year of Guiwei. His capital was in Zhenxin (斟鄩). In his first year, while he went hunting beyond the Luo river, Houyi came and occupied Zhenxin. Tai Kang died 4 years later, or according to the book Lushi, 10 years later.
The Book of Documents features Songs of the Five Sons (五子之歌) among the documents of Xia (Chapter 8). According to the introductory note, the document contains the pieces composed by Tai Kang's five younger brothers when he lost the country.
| King of China
2117 BC – 2088 BC