Xiao Xin

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Xiao Xin 小辛
King of Shang dynasty
Full name
Posthumous name
Xiao Xin (小辛)

Xiao Xin (Chinese: 小辛) was a Shang dynasty King of China.

In the Records of the Grand Historian he was listed by Sima Qian as the twentieth Shang king, succeeding his older brother Pan Geng. He was enthroned in the year of Jiawu (甲午) with Yin as his capital. He ruled for 3 years, was given the posthumous name Xiao Xin and was succeeded by his younger brother Xiao Yi.[1][2][3]

Oracle script inscriptions on bones unearthed at Yinxu alternatively record that he was the nineteenth Shang king.[2][3]


  1. ^ Bai, Shouyi (2002). An Outline History of China. Beijing: Foreign Language Press. ISBN 7-119-02347-0.
  2. ^ a b "The Shang Dynasty Rulers". China Knowledge. Retrieved August 7, 2007.
  3. ^ a b "Shang Kingship And Shang Kinship" (PDF). Indiana University. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 9, 2008. Retrieved August 7, 2007.
Xiao Xin
Preceded by
Pan Geng
King of China Succeeded by
Xiao Yi