|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.
He ruled about 19 years and lost his regime, according to Records of the Grand Historian, or died 4 years later according to the Bamboo Annals, and was succeeded by his brother Zhong Kang and nephew Xiang of Xia.
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