|Parent(s)||Qi of Xia|
|Relatives||Tai Kang (brother)|
Yu the Great (grandfather)
Xiang of Xia (son)
On the day of Gengwu, the 9th month in the 5th year of his reign, there was a solar eclipse. Since the royal astronomers at that time had grown degenerate in licentiousness and drunkenness, they failed to predict this eclipse, resulting in confusion and panic among the common people. Zhong Kang sent the nobleman Yin to punish the Ministers of Astronomy for thus neglecting their duties. This is described more fully in the document known as the Punitive Expedition of Yin.
- The Shape of the Turtle: Myth, Art, and Cosmos in Early China by Sarah Allan
| King of China
2088 BC – 2075 BC