Xiong Ai

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Xiong Ai
Viscount of Chu
Reign circa 977 BC
Full name
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Xiong.

Xiong Ai (Chinese: 熊艾, reigned circa 977 BC) was the second viscount of the state of Chu during the early Zhou Dynasty of ancient China. He succeeded his father Xiong Yi, who was enfeoffed by King Cheng of Zhou and granted the hereditary noble rank of viscount.[1]

Ancient Chinese texts recorded that King Zhao of Zhou, the grandson of King Cheng of Zhou, led an expedition against Chu, but Zhou was defeated and King Zhao himself drowned in the Han River in 977 BC. It is generally believed that Xiong Ai was the monarch of Chu at the time.[2]

Xiong Ai was succeeded by his son, Xiong Dan.[1]


  1. ^ a b Sima Qian. "楚世家 (House of Chu)". Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Ziju (子居). 清华简《楚居》解析 [Analysis of the Tsinghua Bamboo Slips] (in Chinese). jianbo.org. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
Xiong Ai
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Xiong Yi
Viscount of Chu
circa 977 BC
Succeeded by
Xiong Dan